Singer-cum-Parliamentarian Bobi Wine’s beach concert slated for the weekend will go ahead despite a government ploy to subvert it, www.channelforafrica.com can confirm.
The charismatic award-winning star, who commands a huge following in his homeland, had initially planned for the concert to be held at the National Stadium, but re-situated it following a purported sabotage by a government that the singer has made a habit of condemning.
It is possible that fears over the concert stem from the singer’s history of capitalizing on his popularity to champion his bias agenda against the ruling Yoweri Museveni-led government.
The government and Bobi Wine- or Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu as he is known in Parliament- have had a long history of confrontation over the years.
It is believed that the government was behind an attack on his life that resulted in the tragic death of his driver as well as wrongful arrest, torture and speculative charges of treason and illegal arms possession even though the government has since denied any wrongdoing.
Nearly 30,000 are expected to party on the beach with the 36-year-old maverick politician and seasoned songster. Maybe he might do more than just party.
Report/Editing rights: Lawrence Ogwal