Singer Alexander Percy Bagonza, popularly known as A Pass has joined the list of artistes who want President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni to quit.
Born only three years after Museveni took over power, Bagonza says “Museveni Must Go with all due respect and love.”
Following five years of bush war, between 1981 and 1986, Museveni took over power and has ruled Uganda since then, becoming one of the world’s long-serving leaders.
In power for almost 35 years now, Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has already chosen him as its flag bearer.
The 76-year old is set for nomination as a presidential candidate for the 2021 poll in which main opposition politician Dr Kizza Besigye will not be on the ballot for the first time in two decades.
But Museveni will not be without challengers. Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has fronted party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat as its candidate.
Museveni will also face ex-allies, including former army commander Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu and former security minister Lt Gen (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde as well as singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Some of Bobi Wine’s colleagues in the music industry have been openly seeking for change while others like Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool are in support of Museveni’s reelection.
A Pass is officially one of those in the former category.
The Nkwagala singer says Museveni has fallen short in fulfilling his pledges and should therefore leave the country’s top seat for other politicians.
“I love the president of my country Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and I thank him for everything, good and bad, winnings and failures. No one is perfect in this world,” says A Pass.
“I love how you talk about how you want the best for Uganda and Africa; your words are very powerful but you see the works are not. A man can talk anything but to live that talk can be very hard and I see that you have failed more than you have achieved for the people so I think it’s time to go with love.”