It was recently reported that Golden Band singer Ronald Mayinja met President Museveni on December 31 at State Lodge Kisozi. It was also said that the meeting between Mayinja, who had become a strong supporter of the People Power Movement, and Museveni was brokered by presidential advisor Catherine Kusasira.
The reports about Mayinja meeting Museveni deepened after the former launched a movement named ‘Peace for all, All for peace.’ Launching the movement raised eyebrows as many wondered where he had got the funds to start a movement which he says is aimed at encouraging unity among Ugandans.
According to the reports which went viral on social media, it was alleged that the Bizemu singer was given over Shs200 million and had acquired a Land cruiser V8.
He did not come to deny or confirm the reports at the time. It was also alleged that the ‘Tulikubunkenke’ singer sold the car immediately after he acquired it at a cheaper price. As a result, Mayinja has recently been criticized by a section of Ugandans, who reportedly believe in change of government system, for betraying them.
However, Mayinja yesterday trashed the reports describing them as unfounded rumors adding that he left Kyadondo East MP and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine’s ‘People Power’ movement. In the interview with Spark TV, he also denied receiving money, a car and house from the government and he dared those claiming that he received anything to present evidence.
He went on to say that his decision and timing to launch his NGO was misinterpreted but he had no intentions of going against Bobi Wine’s People Power group. He also added that his efforts to reach out to Bobi Wine of recent have been in vain.
“I tried to reach Bobi Wine but his number was off and I was informed that he was out of the country, that is when I called the People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi and we talked and agreed to meet and talk about the allegations spreading on social media but up to now I have not met any of them and I am still making an effort to look for Bobi Wine,” Mayinja said.
This comes after Bobi Wine warned fellow artistes to against using People Power movement as an avenue to raise their ‘buying price.’