Former Presidential Candidate and convener of “Revolution Now Movement” Omoyele Sowore has called on the young people of Uganda to begin a massive street protest in order to reclaim power from long-term dictator, Yoweri Museveni.
The Ugandan strongman was declared winner of last week’s presidential election which saw him winning a sixth term as president, a result the youthful challenger Bobi Wine has rejected.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine said he rejected the results as declared by the electoral body with the “contempt they deserved.” He also alleged that his life and that of his wife is in danger as security officials have cordoned off his home.
Prior to the election, there were hopes that the young challenger would see off the Museveni and usher in a period of change in the country.
Sowore’s supporters in Nigeria have also compared the two young challengers highlighting their profiles as the rising stars of Africa.
“Ugandans should completely go into revolutionary mode at this point,” Sowore wrote on his Facebook page.
Sowore had earlier called for a similar revolution in Nigeria shortly after losing the 2019 presidential elections, drawing the anger of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, he was subsequently arrested and charged for treason.
“The ballot has failed them. They must hit the street and ensure this guy (Museveni) doesn’t enjoy the fruit of a stolen mandate. If someone successfully robs a bank, the society should not look back and say because he wasn’t caught at the bank, they should let him spend his loot.
“We must go after him in every way we know, recover the loot and make him pay for his actions. It’s the same way Ugandans should act. I think the level of social consciousness in Uganda is high enough to take this guy out of their political life,” Sowore said.