Some people have been going around claiming that it was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) that gave the go-ahead for Bobi Wine to hold the People Power concert at his Busabala beach in which he released his latest album. Nothing could be further away from the truth.
I am told that, initially, Bobi Wine went to the Police to allow him hold the release of his album either in Namboole Stadium, or in Kololo Independence Grounds. Both places were declared out of bounds for him, and if he had insisted he would have been arrested and rightly so.
What did Bobi Wine do? He thought very fast and decided that he could hold the concert at his property. This is the Busabala Onelove beach. Bobi Wine owns this property .
So he decided to tell his fans to go to Busabala. The Police could not prevent him from holding the rally there since it is his private property.
Had they done that it would have amounted to a barefaced trespass on his property. Moreover, it would have been a direct violation of his human rights and the rights of his visitors. He instructed his lawyers to be on the look-out for such trespass.
Despite that the Police arrested nearly 80 of his music supporters. Why would the Police be arresting the music fans if Bobi Wine had been allowed to perform?
George Sserunkuma, Mpigi