Presidential Aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine makes it to 1 Million twitter followers just a day to the polling day.
The President and Flag Bearer of National Unity Platform becomes the second person in Uganda to reach that 1 Million followers the other one being Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the incumbent president whom will be tussling with in the ballot box tomorrow. Museveni has 2M followers.
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Bobi Wine’s prominence came from his robust music career where he is considered one of the top 5 best musicians Uganda has ever had. His activism and fight for freedom and human rights plus also his current political career.
Besides having that huge following on twitter, Bobi Wine also commands a huge following of over 1.4 Million followers on Facebook where he is among the 5 most followed Ugandans on Facebook.
With mainstream media censored and limiting the presence of opposition candidates, Bobi Wine has been using his social media accounts to disseminate information to the public and his Facebook and twitter timelines have become the primary source of information about his candidature and campaign trail.
“One million followers just before polling day? I think this is also one of the many signs of victory on our side.” Bobi Wine said in a celebratory manner.