By Haifa Balikowa
The Ugandan start and Gagamel International C.E.O Moses Ssali known as Bebe Cool, has expressed displeasure towards some NRM top officials for choosing Ronald Mayinja’s song as President Museveni’s campaign song for this season leaving his without reason.
Not far ago the local Musician Ronald Mayinja defected from the National Unity Platform (NUP) to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) released a campaign song for President Museveni titled ‘Mzee Akalulu’ that party officials seemed to like as they rigorously danced to it in Munyonyo as Museveni was launching his manifesto.
At the same event Mayinja’s song was declared the official campaign song for the party during the election season.
‘Mzee Akalulu’ praises Museveni and outlines his achievements over time and rallies Ugandans to vote for him come the 2021 general election.
Similarly, Bebe Cool also released a song Mwongedde Akalulu with hope that it will be the official campaign anthem for Museveni in the 2021 campaigns.
Unfortunately, his song was not chosen, a decision that has left him frustrated.
The Homeland Newspaper has learnt from Bebe Cool he has been not in good terms with some of the promoters who are key persons to select who to sing from the party on events, Moses Ssali Bebe Cool earlier told the press at his home in Kiwatuule a Kampala suburb that, was shocked that some NRM officials could opt for a song of a new party entrant at the expense of his which he said is a sign of unfairness.
According to Bebe, Mayinja had spent 10 years abusing Museveni and he had made hundreds of Ugandans hate the ruling government.
He says it is unfortunate that when he (Mayinja) made up his mind to join NRM, some big people in the party decided to adore him more than those loyal supporters he found around.
“There are us who have given the party our all year after year that I have at times put the party before my career and my family. There is a time I couldn’t sing in Kampala and yet that is my main business,” he said.
He said he had chosen to speak out because he feels hurt and unappreciated.
“I am happy and glad that you brought Mayinja to NRM because we need all those people but you can’t put his song before mine. People are watching and laughing at us. What they did was not right. How could you prefer a song of a new party entrant to that of a loyal cadre who has supported the party for so many years?” he queried.
He also called for unity in the party saying it’s not the time to fight because he wants the president to win by over 80%.
“I’m not attacking Mayinja or what, I even told him face to face that they should stop portraying NRM as a deal-making party.”