A former Ghetto President and Ganja Man, Ugandan musician Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine, is the new member of parliament for Kyadondo East.
The musician won with a landslide in the just concluded by-elections on Thursday. He garnered 25,659 votes with his closest rival getting just 4,556.
Apollo Kantiti was the member of parliament before the Ugandan Court of Appeal nullified his election citing lack of compliance with the election laws. He got just 1,832 votes in the By-elections.
Bobi Wine excited fans when he announced he had joined the race. Huge crowds would always turn up during his campaigns and even before he was declared the winner, fans had already predicted his trump and celebrated by carrying him on their shoulders.
His triumph according to many people, is not a surprise. He stole fans hearts the moment he started giving back to his community through various charities.
Another thing that won fans over is when he stood in solidarity with the then FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye after he was arrested. He also visited him at his home when he was under house arrest, and made political statements. And this is what seems to have started his political career.