Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu largely known by his stage name, Bobi Wine has this afternoon issued a brief on parliament’s decision to update his birth date from what he had submitted. The presidential hopeful has been under fire ignited by controversial city lawyer, Male Mabirizi Kiwanuka who sought clarity on the authenticity of his age.
Bobi’s statement comes just a day after the parliament website administrator yesterday altered Bobi’s birthday from 02-12-1982 to 02-12-1980 to suit it with what is registered on the politician’s academic transcript from Makerere University. Hon. Kyagulanyi says the update was done without his approval and he has since asked them to rectify it back to what he had submitted to the August house. Below is Bobi’s statement;
This morning, my attention was drawn to an alteration in my information on the website of Parliament. My year of birth was altered from 1982 to 1980 without my knowledge. I immediately called the IT department of Parliament and they claimed not to know who made that change. I have tasked them to explain that and will be speaking to the Director soon. In the meantime, they rectified the anomaly immediately.
My assurance to all of you friends is that there is no cause for alarm with regard to all my records – whether academic or otherwise. I will soon address all of you about the specifics. In the meantime, treat these as the usual desperate attempts by the regime to block, embarrass or detract its opponents. Unfortunately, at every interval, they have always easily found some tools to use in these shameful manoeuvres. They have done worse things and they will do more, but NOTHING, COMPLETELY NOTHING will stop our revolution.