Bobi Wine insists that the Hoima by-election victory was snatched from his and Forum for Democratic Chance (FDC) party candidate Nyakato Asinansi in favor of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer Harriet Mugenyi.
Nyakato was trounced by Mugenyi who garnered 33,301 votes compared to Nyakato’s 28,789 votes.
However, in a meeting with Nyakato yesterday, Bobi Wine said they discussed the next steps after the election which would include challenging the ‘theft” using both domestic and international avenues.
“I just met with comrade Nyakato Asinasi Kamanda, and her sister Elizabeth Katungi. Elizabeth was the lady captured on video being slapped and whipped with a cane on election day by some RDC, one Richard Tabaro. This was after she confronted the RDC for shielding people who were carrying pre-ticked ballots and intimidating voters. She can hardly walk without the support of a walking stick,” Bobi Wine said.
I am very encouraged by these comrades’ strength and resilience even after encountering this dictatorship’s wrath first hand. I congratulated them on the battle well fought. Through them, I once again sent a message of gratitude and solidarity to the people of Bunyoro.”
Bobi wine also said that the trio discussed the next steps after the Hoima byelections “including challenging the blatant theft and abuse of rights – using both domestic as well as international avenues. Ultimately, I encouraged them to work even harder on this cause. Freedom is truly in sight.”