The NUP party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine today paid homage to the Kawala based revival church of the now fallen Pastor Augustine Yiga who died last week in hospital.
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Kyagulanyi who arrived before noon was welcomed by hordes of cheering mourners. In his heart thumping speech, Kyagulanyi lashed out at the inconsistent state Minister for lands Betty Kamya who represented the NRM government. “The Bible talks about being true to ourselves and that’s what I ask you to remind your bosses. I am not a gospel preacher but I believe God is working through me to free this country” Bobi Wine told Betty Kamya. “We are not criminals as you want to depict us. We are a young generation simply passionate about freeing our country from dictatorship. We are not your enemies,” he added inviting an outburst of cheering mourners.
A fluent Bobi Wine lauded the fallen pastor for developing his ghetto neighbourhood in Kawala. “Pastor Yiga has been a hardworking person. He helped develop the ghetto,” Bobi Wine said.
He closed the speech by rallying Ugandans to join him on Tuesday as he goes for nominations. “Join me as we write history by bringing in new leadership through peaceful means. I promise to stick to my words. I want you to have a president of your own generation who will take you to the promised land,” Bobi Wine told mourners. The 38 year old presidential candidate then led a gospel song and waa joined by the congregation. “Pr. Yiga you’ve left us in this struggle. It’s a struggle for a free Uganda and we shall at the end of it all wear the victor’s crown,” Kyagulanyi remarks. Pastor Mondo led the congregation into prayers for the presidential hopeful and anointed him with blessings ahead of the mega battle.
Pastor Yiga who died last week is to be mourned for 5 days before being laid to rest in his own church as per his will.