By Mable Nakibuuka
The Inspectorate of Government has directed the National Unity Platform (NUP) party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to declare all his wealth, including the bullet proof vehicle he recently acquired and the source of the money he used to buy the vehicle.
This was revealed by the Acting Inspector General of Government (AIGG) George Bamugemereire, who noted that under the Leadership Code Act, all civil and public servants are required by law to declare an inventory of their wealth to the IGG’s office.
“ All leaders are required under the Leadership Code Act to declare their wealth and source of income, so come March 1st, Honourable Kaygulanyi shall be required to do so,” Bamugemereire said.
He added that; “A leader is required under the law to declare his assets like houses, vehicles, land, etc and a vehicle of around Shs500 or 600m is surely a considerable asset.”
It should be noted that Bobi Wine this week unveiled a brand new armoured Toyota Land Cruiser, which he said is a gift from his friends and well-wishers both in Uganda and the Diaspora, who contributed the money that bought it.
However, the bullet proof vehicle has since raised the eyebrows of many government officials, who are wondering how it entered into the country and was cleared by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) without any intelligence being detected that it belonged to Bobi Wine.
Meanwhile, all this comes at a time when Bobi Wine has since directed his legal team headed by senior Counsel Medard Lubega Ssegona to withdraw the petition he had filed in the Supreme Court, challenging president Museveni’s victory in the January 14th presidential election.
Through his lawyers of Lukwago and Co. Advocates, Bobi Wibe withdrew the petition after citing bias and conflict on the side of some Justices of the Supreme Court.
Today, Bobi Wine’s lawyer Sseggona officially filed his client’s affidavit in support of withdrawal of the petition and the Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo directed him to accompany Bobi Wine’s affidavit with his own, after which court shall proceed to the next course of action.