Singer Joseph Mayanja alias Chameloene has lambasted those claiming he has moved on from the National Unity Platform (NUP) and joined the Alliance for National Transformation of Mugisha Muntu.
The singer who was dumped by Bobi Wine’s NUP in their selections for flag bearers, claims whoever reports that he has joined ANT is aiming at disturbing “our vision”.
“Don’t believe such Propaganda that is here to disturb our vision,” he posted.
Following the decline by the NUP to award Chameloene a ticket for the Kampala Lord Mayor contest, posters have been making round reflecting that the singer has chosen to jump on to the ANT wagon.
He refutes all the allegations and the poster.
“This poster is fake,” he says.
NUP announced over the weekend that it had selected Ssebagala because, among other things, he has name recognition, is an experienced politician, and is loyal to the party head, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Mayanja on the other hand was said to have questionable academic documents while his political experience was lacking.
Yet Mayanja, who had already started laying the ground for the race and had opened a campaign office for the same is not willing to go down without a fight.
In a stinging letter to the party’s electoral body, Mayanja said as far he knows Ssebagala had opted out of the mayoral race and written a letter to that effect.
“Please recall that by close of September 18th, your record indicates that I was unopposed by the fact that my fellow competitor All-Hajj Latif Ssebagala had withdrawn his candidature in a letter already in your possession and in the public domain,” Mayanja wrote in a letter dated September 20.
“By the foregoing, I am the unopposed NUP candidate for the position of Lord Mayor Kampala city.”