What started as rumour has now turned into reality. Yes, veteran musician Jose Chameleone real name Joseph Mayanja made his interests of standing for Kampala City mayorship clear some weeks ago.
Come the 2021 Uganda general elections, Chamili as he is sometimes called is going to be one of the candidates on the ballot paper for Kampala City mayor. He is currently doing the best he can to make public appearances, which is one way of increasing his popularity ahead of the elections
Ever since Chameleone declared, the public has had mixed feelings about it. As many are showing full support for the singer, some say he is not ready where as some say he should have stuck to his old guns and left politics alone.
Among those people who have advised Chameleone to go slow on politics is NRM’s Captain Mike Mukula who is the ‘Badilisha’ singer’s good long time friend.
“My advice to my good friend chameleon is go slow on politics it will erode your financial base and could ruin your entertainment career >>>don’t say I didn’t advise you , take or leave it experience has taught me” Mukula Tweeted
Much as the public thought that Chameleone was going to blast Mukula, he replied in a Tweet making it clear that that he is continuing with his plans come what may.
“Thank you My great Friend, “Great men pave way for greater men” now that they didn’t we shall pave our own way and for the greater men after us” Read Chameleone’s Tweet
Whether they discourage him or not, the truth is that Chameleone is not changing his mind. Those who can join him in this struggle better do and to those who can’t, just watch him.