Congratulations! Popular Ugandan musician Bobi Wine sworn in as an MP

Congratulations! Popular Ugandan musician Bobi Wine sworn in as an MP

- Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has been sworn in as an MP

- He won a by-election for Kyadondo East in June

- Some of his supporters want him to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in 2021

Popular Ugandan musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, has been sworn in as an MP.

Bobi, 35, won a by-election for Kyadondo East, a constituency in central Uganda, on June 29 as an independent candidate.

He was sworn in on Tuesday, July 11 at parliament buildings in Kampala. Both the governing National Resistance Movement and opposition parties have been wooing the newly elected MP.

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Popular Ugandan musician Bobi Wine sworn in as an MP

Bobi Wine being sworn in as an MP. Photo: The New Vision

However, many of his supporters reportedly want him to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in the country's 2021 election.

Bobi was pictured recently shaking President Museveni's hand at a public event, something that angered his supporters on social media.

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Popular Ugandan musician Bobi Wine sworn in as an MP

The musician-turned-politician during his campaign. Photo: Howwe.biz

In response, he said: "I am a leader...and this country has a president. When I meet him on a function, especially on a funeral of a respected leader, it is only civilized that I greet him with respect. So my greeting to the president was courtesy."

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His most recent song, Situka, urged Ugandans to rise against injustice and corruption. It also criticized the perceived lack of freedom of expression in Uganda.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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