Renowned pro-regime comedian Salvador Idringi has openly come out to condemn supporters of the National Unity Platform party for allegedly causing rampage throughout the city as they unleashed their fury over the arrest of their leader, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
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In a Facebook statement issued this Wednesday evening, Salvador who holds a historical vendetta against the NUP supporters right from when it was still the People Power movement rushed in to disregard whoever indulged in attacking supporters of president Museveni and the NRM party. In his post, Salvador tags the NUP lawyer and Western youth coordinator, Saasi Marvin and calls on him to rein into the supporters of his party.
Marvin unapologetically fires back in a responsive missive he wrote moments back. In his rebuttal, Saasi defines the events that ensued in the downtown Kampala and the rest of Uganda as a symbol of an enraged community. He adds that the party has no control on the emotionally charged Ugandans who hold high disregard for the regime which has been silently killing innocent citizens. Below is Marvin’s missive that has been lauded as the perfect response to the sleepy Ugandan comedians and celebrities who only speak out whenever citizens react against the regime.
By Saasi Marvin
I REFUSE TO BE ONE OF THOSE WHO BLAME THE VICTIMS. YOU CAN’T BEAT ME AND THEN COMPLAIN THAT I AM CRYING TOO LOUDLY. NO BODY WOKE UP TODAY ITCHING TO CAUSE CHAOS – CIRCUMSTANCES LEFT THEM NO OTHER OPTION.
I woke up a happy person but that happiness was wiped away the moment I watched my President being manhandled for violating Covid-19 Guidelines. I know that this arrest was not in good faith because if it were, Museveni and his idiots like Bebe Fool etc would equally be in police custody. M7 is on camera addressing crowds without masks. Bebe Fool etc have been recorded holding processions and encouraging people to join them. They even had a stopover at Gulu Central Police Station. Some were seen molesting a traffic police officer. Nothing was done to them.
Before Corona, Museveni blocked Bobi’s and other opposition leaders’ gatherings claiming that they were violating the Public Order Management Act. When the Constitutional Court outlawed key sections in that Act, the State found another excuse to break up the gatherings: by claiming that the same were being held in disobedience of lawful orders. COVID-19 came in and the State immediately latched onto it because it presented them a perfect opportunity to legitimise their persecution of Bobi Wine and other opposition leaders. Otherwise, what was the justification for blocking Bobi’s presidential consultations on 6th,Jan; 8th Jan; and 24 February 2020 before Covid_19 came to Uganda?
So while I know that Covid-19 is real and in Uganda, I also know that Bobi wasn’t arrested for ‘committing a negligent act likely to spread’ it. If that were so, he would not been been pushed into an already overcrowded kennel with other mask-less detainees. Bobi Wine was arrested because he opposes Museveni’s government. Period!
If people feel that the best way to fight this injustice is by burning posters of NRM candidates, let them do so because I have no moral authority to determine for them how ‘loudly’ they should cry. After all when they tried to maintain peace today, Police shot six of them dead. 6 people, Salvador! I will not stand here and pretend to condemn those trying to avenge their death and mistreatment of their surviving comrades. For how long must we be victims?
This country will never have peace without justice!
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