Singer Ronald Mayinja has apologised to the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and asked to join National Unity Platform (NUP). He was welcomed by the party president at their headquarters in Kamwokya on Thursday morning.
Mayinja, commonly known for lyrics such as Tuli Kubunkeke, literally meaning we are on tenterhooks, was a die-hard of the People Power, political pressure group led by fellow artist Bobi Wine.
“I was duped, am sorry, I beg to return home,” He apologized, adding that he is not in NUP to stand for any elective position but to participate in the growth of democracy in Uganda.
According to him, Mr. Museveni is exhausted and has no zeal of leading the Country. “I met him with the secretary general of National resistance movement (NRM) Justine Kasule Lumumba. I told her to leave us alone. I asked him of any plans taking us and Uganda forward and he didn’t have any.”
He went silent days after meeting President Museveni at Serena hotel in Kampala. The two met during Catherine Kusasira’s concert. During the concert the singer told Museveni off in his song ‘Bizzemu’ loosely meaning that what prompted you to take-up guns in the 1980s which included corruption, bribery, rigging of elections, is happening in his regime.
As he was taking on Mr. Museveni, Kusasira who had invited the president as the guest of honor tried to grab a microphone from the Mayinja, however she failed. He was praised for being courageous to take on the president.
When he took up the microphone, Museveni said he disagreed with Mayinja who was saying ‘Bizeemu’ is as if the NRM government is committing crimes against its people. “I advise the artists to use their talents in ways that do not sow divisions based on lies,” he said.
Museveni further explained that the government of Uganda was working against all the threats and crimes against Uganda and her people.
Few days later, it was reported that the Bizeemu Singer met with the president at state house Entebbe and got a number of pleasantries in a bid to lure him from Bobi wine’s People Power. It is averred that Mayinja was given a brand new Toyota Prado and hundreds of millions.
He later resurfaced launching Peace for All, All for Peace, a movement advocating for peace and co-existence among Ugandans. The movement intended to carry out nation-wide tours to sensitise Ugandans on the importance of peace, compose music that promotes peace in different local dialects, and downplay divisionism.