Opposition kingpin, Kizza Besigye has lauded his counterpart Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s resolve in the face of a ban imposed on one of his symbols.
Early this week, the Ugandan army announced that it was gazetting the red berets donned by Bobi Wine and his fans as military attire.
However, in response, a defiant Bobi Wine denounced the government’s ban of his trademark red beret for people who are not in the armed forces.
“By wearing the beret, Ugandans are “not committing any crime,” Bobi Wine insisted.
His actions have earned him praise from Besigye who says that the way to go in challenging the government.
“Bravo! DEFIANCE is the way to go to end Junta rule. We shall overcome, sooner, rather than later!” Besigye tweeted on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Bobi Wine’s People’s Power Movement, said the beret had been banned due to “fear” and “panic” from the government.
In the video, which has an emotive marching beat as a soundtrack, the politician says the beret is a symbol of the “desire for change”.
The party insisted that the badge for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces beret was different to their beret, which they call “a symbol of resistance”.
By wearing the beret, Ugandans are “not committing any crime,” Bobi Wine insisted.