KAMPALA – Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool has been urged to be humble while supporting President Museveni since he may be discarded like all other past diehards.
Bebe Cool, an artiste, has been engaged in a war of words with supporters of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as the latter opposes Museveni.
But Democratic Party president Norbert Mao said Bebe Cool should know that Uganda’s politics does not start and end with Museveni.
“Right now, our politics is pro and anti-Museveni but some of us want to transcend Museveni, to transcend above these extremes. At the end of the day, these things didn’t start today,” said Mao.
Bebe Cool then asked: “How can I coexist with Bobi Wine when I’ve already been judged?”
But Mao answered: “You need to be advised on how to represent your situation better. The way you’re speaking leaves us with an impression that you’re caught in the cobweb of Museveni’s patronage. What we’re saying is there’s nothing wrong with you benefiting from the patronage. Careless and reckless comments have left Bebe Cool in this situation. A case, for example, the comments Bebe Cool made about Bobi Wine’s shoes was insensitive in my view. I’ve listened to your music, I once came to your show when I was very young.”
The duo was appearing on NBS TV’s political talk show the Frontline on Thursday evening alongside Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, Uganda Media Centre Executive Director Ofwono Opondo and FDC vice president eastern Salamu Musumba.
Mao added that Bebe Cool should learn to be accommodative and not allow his music to be drowned in fights.
“We don’t want to remember that a musician was upset that another musician didn’t join them to promote the president. Everybody should be equal, being a musician is a passion. I don’t think you should be too consumed with these fights. Let time sort out these things.”
Bebe Cool then responded: “And don’t judge me and my president.”
“But he’s not only your president and one day he’ll discard you like he has done to many before but at least Kyagulanyi also has an oath,” Mao told him.
Ssemujju said: “Right and wrong are universal, the reason why people judge him(BebeCool) is not that he doesn’t have followers even after this. I don’t have a problem with someone supporting a dictator.”