A group of National Resistance Movement supporters who were formerly aligned to former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi have started what they termed as an onslaught on Bobi Wine’s People Power pressure group ahead of 2021.
Identifying as Team Thorough YKM(Yoweri Kaguta Museveni), the team has announced a series of activities ahead of the 2021 general elections to diffuse the Bobi Wine and other opposition politicians’ “lies” in a bid to garner support for President Museveni, but also NRM candidates at all levels.
“We are targeting the youths who have been misled by Bobi Wine because they have no hope. They don’t know what is going on and have been duped to follow his (Bobi Wine) wave which has no agenda,” John Mugisha, the Team Thorough national coordinator said.
Ever since Bobi Wine declared Presidential aspirations, Mr. Museveni has had a run for his money since Bobi Wine’s supporters are youth who also make up the biggest part of the population of Uganda.
Addressing Journalists, some of the Team Thorough members said that they had invented “medicine” to tame Bobi Wine’s “lies” before the 2021 general elections.
“We know the black spots where his (Bobi Wine) support is concentrated. They are in Kampala and a few urban centers across the country. We are targeting them and it is where we will put our efforts using our structures,” Mugisha told journalists in Kampala.
According to Mugisha, just like in 2015 when the public was duped of the Go Forward network by former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, he claims that the People Power pressure group is a non-existent bubble waiting to burst.
“People Power is a pressure group but because of misinformation, many people are following it. You remember what happened to Go Forward? You can look for them and find nothing. This young man Bobi Wine is just confusing that kind of population. They don’t have any political agenda,” Mugisha said.
The People Power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi laughed off the move, branding it as a scheme targeting Museveni’s money.
“There are many fraudsters who have made People Power a money-making venture. They just have to pretend they have a plan to finish off People Power, then Museveni gives them taxpayers’ money,” Ssenyonyi said.
“Some are desperate artistes. Others are unemployed youths plus many other categories. I guess they want to make money and achieve the middle-income status which was promised in 2020.” Ssenyonyi concluded.