James Onen commonly known as Fatboy has expressed disappointment over the National Unity Platform’s leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s statements directed to Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, after the Commander of Land Forces, took sides with Russia, supporting their invasion of Ukraine.
Lt. Gen Muhoozi in a tweet said,“The majority of mankind (that are non-white) support Russia’s stand in Ukraine. Putin is absolutely right! When the USSR parked nuclear armed missiles in Cuba in 1962 the West was ready to blow up the world over it. Now when NATO does the same they expect Russia to do differently?”
In response to Muhoozi, former presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu condemned him and his father President Museveni for being war mongers that find pleasure in the suffering and torture of people. He hence called upon Ugandans of good conscience to join the world in condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, his statements were not met with great reception as Fatboy punched holes in them saying that not the whole world is in condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“For me, it makes me question Bobi Wine's ability as a political leader. I think the situation is very nuanced and there are very many guilty parties here. For Bobi wine to get up and make it seem like it is in black and white, it makes me think that he has a limited understanding of geopolitics. Why isn't he saying something about the racism that Ukrainians are showing Africans? Africans are being mistreated, rejected and refused to get into trains. So why are you here defending Ukrainians, aren’t your priorities misplaced?” He asked.
He further wondered whether the NUP leader had been on social media lately where Ugandans and citizens of other countries have expressed mixed reactions towards the Russia and Ukrainian conflict.
“A good portion of people on social media are mostly critical of NATO, especially the US that’s responsible for the escalation of this conflict. It's not lost that they have had similar agressions with countries like Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. So I don't know why Bobi Wine isn't considering that as well and is jumping on the bandwagon of ‘Russia bad, Ukraine good,’” Fatboy added.
Olive, his Co-host however believed that Bobi Wine had a point but lost it when he turned his focus to the President and his son.
“I think he should have addressed this from the perspective that as leaders, they should be careful about the statements they make because Uganda largely depends on funding from the European Union and him announcing his stance may have repercussions for the country,” she said.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive and Sarah every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.