The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi has denied walking out on Buganda Kingdom Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga during a function in his constituency.
The government owned daily, the New Vision reported on Sunday that Kyagulanyi best known as Bobi Wine, who was attending the 106 anniversary of Gayaza Junior School, left immediately when he was invited to cut the cake with the Katikiro.
Bobi in his response, however, stated that he was sidelined at the event and denied the opportunity to speak as the area representative.
“To set the record straight, I was invited as area MP to attend Gayaza Junior School’s Day, celebrating 106 years. I attended the function, received the Katikiro and together, we inspected different exhibition stalls for students’ product,” Wine said.
He described the reporting as disturbing and trying to wrongly show that he is indisciplined.
“It is therefore rather disturbing that your article says that I left the function without cutting the cake and suggests that I just walked away after being invited to do the same! You surely know that is not true,” he wrote.
“I was at the function from 10am to 3pm (5hrs) and as protocol was being ‘observed’, many of the guests who were invited but didn’t show up had their representatives speak on their behalf.”
Wine stressed that when it was time for him for to be invited, instead a representative of the Wakiso Chief Administrative Officer was called in to do the job.
“Just at the point when the area M. was to be invited to welcome the Guest of Honour, the C.A.O’s representative was instead invited to perform that role.”
The new MP added that on the same day he had been invited to officiate at four different functions including Gayaza Junior School, Kinaawa Secondary School, Nangabo Youth Bicycle race and the Uganda Cranes vs South Sudan football match at Lugogo KCCA grounds.
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