KYADONDO EAST – Omuyambi W’omubaka Bobi Wine Yebaziza Abagaba Sente
WHY BOBI WINE CAN MAKE A GOOD MP
Musician Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine recently declared his interest in running for Kyadondo East constituency as a Member of Parliament (MP).
The declaration came after the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court decision that nullified the election of FDC’s Apollo Kantinti as the representative for the said constituency.
The Electoral Commission (EC) set June 26, 2017 as the polling date for the Kyadondo East by-elections in Wakiso district.
Before the re-election occurs, I look at some of the reasons, Bobi Wine, if voted in, could turn out to be a reputable MP.
As a disclaimer, this story is not written to by someone with a decent command of political commentary so in case of any doubt in ‘facts’ stated here, don’t shoot at first sight.
Let’s get down to the reasons.
If you listened to Bobi Wine’s song “Wendi”, you might recall two names: Nyanzi and Eddie Yawe. Both are Bobi Wine’s brothers.
Fred Nyanzi or Chairman Nyanzi (as he is commonly called) has been a local council leader in Kamokya for a quite a long time, even contending for Kampla Central Division chairmanship at some point.
Eddie Yawe has previously stood as Member of Parliament, Kira municipality losing to Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.
Coming from a lineage of politicians, doesn’t entitle someone to leadership, but it shows you have grown up seeing exemplary leaders, who you can always run to for advice.
There are very few celebrities out there who have set an exemplary family life like Bobi Wine has.
If you check Bobi Wine’s social media pages, you won’t miss pictures where he is having a fatherly engagement with his children and wife.
They will be either at the farm looking after cows, in the plantations checking on crops, or the wife is having kids do chores.
As an MP, it doesn’t stop at representing people in parliament; you also need to show them that you have your life together right from home, which he has at least tried to do.
Of course he has also been on the wrong side, like when news made rounds that he had sired children in extra affairs, but like they say, no man is perfect.
Bobi Wine has established himself in the business circles, with some of his enterprises like Busabala beach, which is now a popular social hangout.
He even keeps company of the best in the game like Godfrey Kirumira. At one time renowned promoter Balaam Barugahara even asked fellow musicians to “emulate” him.
When you have a leader who knows how take risks like most entrepreneurs are known, then you can be sure there is hopes of development ahead.
Association with leaders
Bobi Wine has been on several occasions seen rubbing shoulders with some of the best leaders like Kizza Besigye, Betty Nambooze, a sign that he knows who to look up to.
Besides that, he has also shown that he’s self-driven and non-conformist; when other musicians were teaming up to compose a campaign song for the president – he wasn’t bothered.
A self-driven leader is the kind at 21st century society needs.
Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi have been seen in the recent past donating lots of things to schools and many other needy communities.
This is indicator of willingness to serve and a sense of empathy. In our society today, these are the kinds of leaders we want.