Ugandan musician and Afrobeats star Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, best known as Bobi Wine, has been sworn in as MP for Kyadondo East in central Uganda.
Wine, who ran as an independent candidate, beat four challengers by garnering 25,659 votes of 33,310 cast in a by-election held on 29 June.
The moment that Bobi Wine officially entered parliament pic.twitter.com/kN9gFRP09y
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The paper says he was sworn in by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at the parliament’s building in the capital, Kampala.
The Speaker gave Wine a copy of the house rules and the constitution:
“Honorable Kyagulanyi I congratulate and welcome you to the 10th parliament. Here is a copy of the rules of procedure and constitution. Study them and they will guide you.”
Since he is an independent MP, Mr. Kyagulanyi was asked to choose which side of the house he preferred to sit and he picked the opposition side, the New Vision reports.
Here is a video of the artiste turned politician after the swearing in ceremony:
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