Chameleon appointed DP chief mobiliser
Moments after being unveiled as a member of the Democratic Party (DP), singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleon was declared the chief mobiliser of Uganda’s oldest political party.
Mayanja formally became a member of the DP at the launch of DP’s membership recruitment drive at the Nsambya Youth Sharing Hall on the outskirts of Kampala. He came along with brothers Pius Mayanja aka Palaso and Douglas Mayanja who also declared their allegiance to DP.
DP President General Norbert Mao also issued cards to other defectors from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), notable among them is former Mukono South MP Rev Peter Bakaluba Mukasa.
“We shall not be derailed by the naysayers, we have opened up the party to whoever wants to join; this party does not belong to individuals but to the general membership and therefore no one can block the entry of any member,” Mao said.
Mao spoke in response to claims on the social media suggesting that the pop star had joined DP as a mole on a mission to disorganize the opposition.
“How come that those that are not moles have failed to drive Museveni out of power? We shall not pay attention to such talk,” Mao said.
He went ahead announce Chameleon’s appointment as the party’s chief mobiliser with a mandate to mobilise support for the party.
Speaking, the musician apologized for featuring in President Yoweri Museveni’s 2016 campaign son “Tubonga Nawe” saying he was contracted by the Museveni campaign team as a service provider rather than a supporter.
“I have never been an NRM supporter, I was only hired to offer a service just like any other service providers. I want to apologise to whoever I offended, it is time now for us to work together and take the struggle forward,” Mayanja said.
He urged opposition supporters to look at him as responsible mature Ugandan who is out to make a contribution to bring about change in the country’s leadership.