Tamale says musicians useless in Mbabazi-Museveni race


Musevnei and Mendo Museveni at Munyonyo

Presidential adviser on media, Tamale Mirundi, says Ugandan musicians who composed a song popularising President Yoweri Museveni 2016 bid have no political influence at all.

Mirundi who was appearing on NBS TV on Tuesday had no kind words for a dozen musicians who composed “Tubonga Nawe”, a song that pledges their support for Museveni.

They include; Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, Rema Namakula, Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Judith Babirye, Juliana Kanyomozi, Mowzey Radio and Weasel, Haruna Mubiru, Mun G, King Saha and Iryn Namubiru.

Mirundi seemed to single out Juliana wondering: “How can a woman who sings while half-naked be involved on a team of musicians to campaign for Museveni?”

He added: “Every man has dumped Juliana, so when she sings “Tubonge” no one will take her serious.”

He then picked Bebe Cool, the project leader who he compared with Simon Kagwa Njala saying the latter was more popular than the Gagamel boss.

“Simon Kaggwa Njala has more influence than musicians because people know that he is a source of knowledge.”

“Bebe cool is not influential at all, he is the only Muslim that eats pork, that is no respect.”

“No NRM supporter wants to see Sheebah Karungi’s open small breasts and naked body.”

Mirundi was not done yet; he said Chameleone is still poor that is why he is still begging for handouts from the government.

“Even this Rema who was so poor and now that they bought a house came in this to show that she has left poverty behind and she is also now popular.”

To him, only Ronald Mayinja and Mathias Walukaga can rally Buganda because their music communicates to their people directly.

Mirundi warned his boss that the politics of using musicians will have no effect at all on Mbabazi.

“Musicians don’t have any political influence in this country. All they do is get onto the stage and dance like “Dikuula”,” the president’s dog warned its master.

He described Mbabazi as the “expert mechanic who will replace your car parts with old ones so that you get an accident”.

“When you notice that Mbabazi is quiet, it’s because he is scheming.”

He said Mbabazi and Kizza Besigye were doing better than the president through “holding illegal rallies, coaching women to undress before police and hiring fake UN experts to discredit government”.

For example, the undressing of FDC woman leader, Fatuma Naigaga, gave the opposition international sympathy while diaspora vehemently condemned Museveni.

At the same time, United Nations Human Rights Envoy to Uganda, Dr Uchenna Emelonye, has demanded an investigation into police brutality bringing the matter to world attention.

Mirundi said the president on the other hand is busy buying off non-influential people including the likes of former Vice president, Prof Gilbert Bukenya.


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