The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Okello Oryem has lashed at the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine‘s move to fly his family out of the country saying it is a betrayal to his supporters.
Oryem noted that those supporting the cause by Bobi Wine by fighting for him should feel betrayed to be on the front line, while he whisks away his own.
“The move is a betrayal to the Ugandans who are fighting for him, the likes of his guards, and the different supporters,” Oryem said.
Oryem’s Statements follows a series of other similar statements that have made rounds on social media after Photos of Bobi Wine’s children leaked on Wednesday showing the three of them at Entebbe Airport waiting for their flight to the United States of America.
However, in response, Kyagulanyi said that he got ‘credible’ information that the regime had hacked a plan to kidnap his children in order to demoralize him into subjugation.
“For most of this year, they (the children) have largely lived as prisoners; very rarely leaving home. As we near the election, I received credible information from sources within the system of plans by the regime to cause physical harm to them,” he noted
Kyagulanyi said that the current regime has made it a deliberate plot to attack him, and if they don’t, they attack those who are close to him as to demoralize him.
Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo regarding the same development said that Kyagulanyi was only using the state as a scapegoat for his unexplainable move.
“At least NRM and Museveni’ss track record of not harming or assassinating politicians is available. Kizza Besigye fled in 2001 with similar claims, his wife claimed he would be poisoned while in Luzira. Sejusa too fled and made claims,” Opondo claimed.