Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine says he is sacrificing a lot to liberate this country. Adding that he needs to be advised rather than being ‘beaten down’.
Bobi Wine remarks follows attacks on social media following what many described as dismal show when he appeared on NTV’s political talk show – On the Spot
When he was asked what fiscal tools he would use to curb inflation when he becomes Uganda’s president, the musician turned politician said he would immediately ban taxes on the Over the Top taxes.
Kyagulanyi recently declared that he would run for the presidency in 2021
Many think Bobi Wine response is proof that he is not presidential material.
Bobi Wine responds
Following the backlash over his miserable performance, Bobi Wine has used a long quote by Theodore Roosevelt in which he said
I’ll dedicate this quote to a section of our intellectual class.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
Ultimately, we have some work cut out for us. If we do not want to rise to the occasion and save our nation, let us be slow in criticising those who are sacrificing everything, including potentially their life, to do that work. We can guide and advise, without beating them down!