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Bobi Wine nominated as a presidential candidate, Barbie thanks all

By Michael Nampala 04 Nov 2020 10:30 AM EAT

Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was yesterday declared a presidential candidate by the Electoral Commission.

The Kyadondo East legislator alongside other top National Unity Platform (NUP) officials set off from his Magere based house amid tight security to head to Kyadondo where the two-day-nomination event was being held.

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Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi

NUP Presidential flag bearer

Bobi Wine and wife Barbie Kyagulanyi on the nomination day

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Clad in a gray double breasted suit and red tie plus his wife who was dressed like an air hostess for Emirates, the coupled walked hand in hand most of the times, during and after the nomination process.

On clearing his nomination papers, in his usual trademark walk, Bobi Wine bounced with a swagg to the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama to pick the certificate that confirmed him as a candidate.

He then held a 25 minute presser like all other candidates in which he outlined what he intended to do for the country.

Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi

Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi at their home in Magere


Mr. Kyagulanyi and his wife later got into their cars to drive off, but police and other security operatives could not allow them drive freely suspecting they could easily attract numbers something that was not ideal during the COVID-19 times. so they forced the (NUP) presidential candidate out of his car to a waiting police van.

The van sped off to Magere and not the NUP offices where Bobi Wine had earlier planned to launch his Manifesto.

Bobi Wine's wife Barbie Kyagulanyi who could not hide her excitement following the development had this to say:

"I am speechless right now and I don't know how to thank the people who braved tear gas and police brutality to stand by the roadside to wave at their president as we took the journey for Bobi Wine presidential nomination. Your presence on the roadside is much appreciated. Thank you."

The total number of confirmed presidential candidates is 11.

1. Nancy Kalembe (Independent)
2. Joseph Kabuleta (Independent)
3. John Katumba (Independent)
4. Willy Mayambala (Independent)
5. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (National Unity Platform)
6. Yoweri Museveni (NRM)
7. Nobert Mao (Democratic Party)
8. Patrick Amuriat (Forum for Democratic Change)
9. Lt. Gen (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde (Independent- under the Renewed Uganda Platform)
10. Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu (Alliance for National Transformation)
11. Fred Mwesigye (Independent)


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