The People Power movement is on tenterhooks after President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday was crowned ‘man of the ghetto.’
The Ghetto is a stronghold of Kyadondo East lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine whose political message of change has been directly inspired by living conditions in the areas.
Before taking a successful shot at the presidency, Bobi was often addressed as Ghetto President, a title he has maintained even as MP.
However, Museveni’s visit to the Ghetto on Saturday has left many in the People Power movement that Museveni is encroaching on their support base, sources say.
The sources add that the movement is now on edge coming out with strategy on how to respond to Museveni’s latest move as the two battle for State House in the run up to the 2021 general elections.
Museveni met with youth living and working in Katwe and Kibuye who organised themselves in groups code named “Ghetto Youth groups”. He later launched their umbrella organisation – NRM Youth camp, headquartered at Kibuye, in Kampala District.
Speaking at rally later, the President commended the youth for organising themselves in groups/Saccos noting that, this will make it easy for government to support their initiatives as teams, as opposed to individuals.
He assured them of government support to the diverse development projects the youth groups are engaged in, singling out group that assembled a car, Mr Museveni commended their efforts and assured the team of government support.