Kyaddondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, has met with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr, an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician.
Jesse Jackson Sr, a former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988, also served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.
He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, an activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968.
“It was an absolute honor and pleasure to meet with and hold a discussion with Rev Jesse Jackson, a towering leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, who worked very closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the fight against injustice, poverty and discrimination,” said Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine draws a lot of inspiration from people like Martin Luther King Jr.
He told Rev Jackson that, “the people we are up against [seen as directed at President Museveni], draw inspiration from violent movements. That is why they resort to violence at every opportunity.”
“As #PeoplePower, we draw inspiration and counsel from non-violent movements. That is why we despise and shun violence even when provoked, Bobi added.
Mr Kyagulanyi told Rev Jackson that as #PeoplePower, “we are encouraged by their example to soldier on daily, through trials and tribulations, in our quest for freedom, justice and equal opportunity.”
Adding that, “It was humbling and uplifting to pray with him, for our country Uganda and the continent of Africa. Such a historic encounter. We shall certainly overcome!”