Minister Kivejinja to Bobi Wine: You can’t come from the ghetto to be president

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The minister for East African Affairs , Kirunda Kivejinja says that to imagine that becoming Uganda’s next president is as easy, is equivalent to day dreaming

“You can’t just come from the ghetto to be the president.” The 83- year old Minister said.

He made the remarks while addressing journalists at the President’s Office in Nakasero where he was talking about the achievements of his ministry in delivering NRM 2016-2021 manifesto.

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Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, the self-styled Ghetto President, early this year revealed that he is ‘seriously considering’ running for president. Speaking with CNN’s Robyn Curnow, Bobi Wine said he is “seriously considering” running for president in 2021

According to the Observer, Kivejinja said that to imagine that becoming the next president is as easy, is not only day-dreaming, but also oblivious of the challenges and hurdles that one has got to through to lead this country.
“We have to put in a little of patience because the world is not ending tomorrow. If you want to be a president don’t push it, it will come because the world is still around. Of course it has not been a smooth sailing as indeed challenges must have been faced. Don’t imagine that you will just wake up from the ghetto and become a president. There must be hurdles.” Kivejinja said.

The president recently blasted his ministers over Bobi Wine. The President reportedly delivered the angry reprimand while chairing an ordinary cabinet meeting on April 29 at State House Entebbe
The president is said to have asked his ministers why they had allowed an “ambitious young man” to roam free attacking him. He asked of what importance they have been to him “since this young boy became MP and later showed keen interest in running for president.”

March this year, President Museveni mocked Wine, as a clown saying he cannot manage politics and that he better stays in the music industry. “Bobi Wine that he is an artist. This [politics] isn’t singing,” President Museveni said.

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