The president of the Federation of Performing Artistes of Uganda (FPAU) Andrew Benon Kibuuka, has warned singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, and all artistes in Uganda, to be cautious about the bill in parliament which seeks to lift the presidential age limit.
In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Kibuuka warned all performing artistes of Uganda to note with concern that developments in the country do not conform to the spirit of the county and for that reason they should be careful.
Kibuuka’s statement partly states that;
“…Fellow artistes in your respective domains, I implore you to act and behave rationally, particularly during this period. While expressing your opinion on the matter, inflammatory statements cannot help achieve our objective of shaping society. It will only cause more problems for our dear Uganda. Therefore lets us ensure that whether through music, poems, plays, dances, skits etc our messages are geared towards building unity in diversity, tranquility and consensus building amongst Ugandans.”
The statement continues that;
“In the same spirit, we also call upon security agencies to accord equal treatment to all-whether they are for or opposed to lifting of age limit for persons vying for presidency…”
Singer Bobi Wine has been so vocal of recent about the lifting of the presidential age limit and is amongst several legislators who were suspended from parliament last week for not suppoting the amendment of the constitution to lift Article 102 (B), which sets the presidential age limit to 75 years.