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Excitement As UK Lifts Travel Ban On Bobi Wine

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The United Kingdom has officially lifted a decade long travel ban on Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine the principal of the National Unity Platform. Bobi Wine has frequented the US, Canada and other countries but hasn’t been in the UK in the last 10 years.

The ban was originally imposed to the then Ghetto gladiator over his controversial anti-gay stance and lyrics in a 2014 song where he urged the public to take action against individuals he referred to as “battymen” meaning the homosexuals.

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Several human rights activists exerted alot of pressure on UK demanding that Bobi Wine be denied entry in the UK and consequently he was banned and all shows he was scheduled to perform in were cancelled.

The song was deleted from Youtube (a video sharing platform) despite in going viral with thousands of views in just a few hours.

Bobi Wine would later release a statement regarding the same and he scoffed at the promoters of homosexuality sighting as a role model, he had to air out his opinion on such a pertinent issue.

“As a role model in this dear country, on matters of public interest, I am expected to air out an opinion that is not manipulated by sycophancy, fear or favor. And as far as this is concerned, i hope that the proponents of homosexuality, who pride themselves in their liberalism and support for human rights, will allow me my right of expression much as they may not be comfortable with my opinion”-said Bobi Wine in August 2014

Uganda re-introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill this year after it failed to take off in 2014 when constitutional court struck it down on grounds of quorum in the December 21st 2013 plenary chaired by former speaker Rebbeca Alitwala Kadaga.

The new bill was passed and president Museveni signed it into law in May and since then, Uganda has been under significant pressure from the western powers and funders to drop it because of it’s nature of punishments which include life sentence and even death.

However in all this, Kyagulanyi has never commented on the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, maybe something was in the offing and indeed something has been cooking. The UK has lifted the travel ban from the NUP principal as he shared the good news with excitement over the weekend.

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