Singer Jose Chameleone has appealed to president Museveni to forgive fellow singer/parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
In a post shared on Chameleone’s social media pages, Chameleone asked the president to be a symbol of forgiveness to the nation by releasing the detained Kyandondo East Member of Parliament who is expected to face court martial today (Thursday) to answer treason charges.
Chameleone, real names Joseph Mayanja, put aside his long spanning wrangles with Bobi Wine to garner support for Bobi Wine in a letter to president Museveni that has received close to 800 comments and 700 shares within an hour.
Below is Chameleone’s full post.
“Letter to His Excellency President of the republic of Uganda.
Seeking appointment or going through protocol will not deliver my urgent letter to you.
Right now I hope we all rather can let it be a temporary political mishap per what happened in the district of Arua on Monday.
Unfortunately it left your car vandalized, many of us inconvenienced – a soul lost, and another Ugandan, brother, friend, fellow singer Honourable as appointed by Kyadondo east – Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and many counterparts in an unfortunate situation.
Honourable Kyagulanyi has always collaborated with me and all of us society to free Uganda from foreign sounds, sell our culture beyond borders through our capital ability – Music.
Bobi Wine has over time exhibited his leadership admiration. Just like any young ambitious man, he has treaded a path of aggressiveness.
Your excellency, our brother, your son Bobi Wine could have gone wrong on execution of some of his ideologies. That’s a challenge.
As head of state and forefather, it’s a great one too to lead us in example of forgiveness and reconciliation as that is one of the prime problems that have hindered our society. We are so unforgiving.
I, as a son of this nation, on behalf of the slogan; “For God and my Country” With all honour beg you the President to symbolise forgiveness in such a time.
We can all wrong but better the forgiver. Mr President, You are a father, parent and always forgiving one.
We shall all remain calm and be hopeful that the coming developments will see us all live harmoniously and have a peaceful country henceforth.
Dialogue is the answer
For God and my country,” Chameleone’s letter reads.
Government announced yesterday that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine will today be charged before the army court in Gulu over possessing a gun.
He was detained together with other MPs including Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja East), Michael Mabikke (former Makindye West MP) and Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality MP-elect) are expected to be charged today with yet-to-be known offences.
Their arrest, just as that of 28 other persons, followed the alleged stoning of one of the vehicles used in President Museveni’s convoy.
Mr Kyagulanyi’s driver, Yasin Kawuma, was shot dead on the same day at Pacific Hotel car park in Arua.