Bishop Franklin Mondo Mugisha of Empowerment Christian Prayer Center International has said Bobi Wine’s enemy is not President Museveni, but someone in the opposition.
“Bobi Wine has just come, but he has done things other big political figures took over 11 years to establish. Some people did not study political science and talk aimlessly, but the biggest enemy are the people in the opposition. There are people like Col. Kizza Bseigye, he has been here for over 13 years, he is stranded, but Bobi Wine has changed the trend of politics. So don’t think the problem is on President Museveni,” Bishop Mondo said on Saturday.
These remarks were made as he addressed the online community members of ‘Mindset Uganda.’
Bishop Mondo also disregarded reports of Bobi Wine’s kidney failure but insisted that the 36-year-old requires immediate medical attention.
This follows a ‘Lukwago and Company Advocates’ document making rounds on social media that wants the Uganda Human Rights Commission to intervene and compel the army to release Bobi Wine for further treatment after they said that one of his kidneys was damaged during torture at the hands of the security agencies.
This website cannot confirm the authenticity of this document, however its content has pulled a lot of media attention since its release.
Bishop Mondo’s remarks drew mixed reactions as viewers insisted that their are individuals within the President’s circles who seek to sabotage Bobi Wine’s programs.
“When I was still in politics, in the NRM, I always warned that the people that want to over throw the government are not out of this institution. The people masterminding such acts are not distant from the president. Whatever they are doing seeks to hurt and undermine his integrity. I call upon President Museveni to look at the people within his circles. There are people doing this to make young people hate you, and they are around you,” Bishop Franklin Mondo said.
Chaos broke out in Arua when MPs who had travelled to the West Nile district to rally support for Mr Kassiano Wadri (independent) clashed with supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement party.
It was reported that about 30 people were arrested and one killed in the unrest that left Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake detained.
Although no images of Bobi Wine have been released since the time of his arrest, a local news daily wrote, his lawyers, wife and the officers of the Uganda Human rights Commission, who met him at Makindye Military barracks on Friday, said that he was severely tortured and is in great pain.
Speaking to Journalists, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martins Okoth condemned the use of torture in arrest and interrogation of suspects and urged those who have been tortured by police officers “not to report the matter at the Professional Standards Unit (PSU), but rather to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters in Kibuli since it’s a criminal offence.”