Bobi Wine shuts down criticism from ‘Ugandan intellectuals’ in style

Bobi Wine [Photo: Courtesy]

Ugandan presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is on a collision course with ‘intellectuals for failing to articulate his agenda'.

The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament has been forced to defend his ‘dismal’ ratings at a political talk show on NTV Uganda after the country’s intellectuals rubbished his ideas on fiscal and monetary policy.

Wine argued that his countrymen should be slow in criticising those who have “sacrificed everything” for the country and should give him a break.

He explained via a quote attributed to Former United States President Theodore Roosevelt that ‘critics do not count but those who strife to be better’.

“I'll dedicate this quote to a section of our intellectual class.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat - Theodore Roosevelt .

“Ultimately, we have some work cut out for us. If we do not want to rise to the occasion and save our nation, let us be slow in criticising those who are sacrificing everything, including potentially their life, to do that work. We can guide and advise, without beating them down!" Posted Wine.

The ‘intellectuals’ had taken to social media aiming for Wine’s jugular for failing to express his vision for the East African country.


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