Why #WeAreRemovingADictator is trending

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#WeAreRemovingADictator is trending with many Nigerians reacting to it this morning.

WHY?

Uganda’s General elections will be held Thursday, 14 January 2021 with the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni seeking re-election after forty years of being in power.

Of the 10 candidates challenging Museveni for the presidency this year,  Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a musician stands out.

He is known by the stage name Bobi Wine and popularly referred to as the “ghetto president”.

The 38-year-old became an East African musical superstar in the early 2000s before switching to politics and winning a seat in parliament in 2017.

Bobi Wine is seen as the biggest challenge to Mr Museveni’s rule and has mobilised young people to be involved in politics.

There have been political unrest in the country as the elections draws closer, and many worry about what could happen after the vote as reports indicate that there have never been a peaceful transfer of power in Uganda and it is not clear what would happen if Mr Museveni were to lose, and what the military would do.

Many Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the tension in Uganda as tweets from Bobi Wine pushes the #WeAreRemovingADictator to trend number one this morning.

See tweets below: