KAMPALA – Seasoned actor and radio personality Patrick Mujuuka aka Patriko has resigned from his job at Bulange Mengo based 89.2 CBS FM Emanduso radio station to concentrate on active politics.
Apart from being a radio host, Patricko is popularly known for his comedy appearances in theatre, TV series and radio.
Yesterday, Mujuka signed out of CBS Radio and thanked his fans, listeners, workmates, show sponsors and the CBS management for having his bark for the last 17 years he has been at the station.
“This has been my last program, I thank all of you my fans for being good listeners for the past 17 years. Some of you had become family but it was the program that connected us. I thank my workmates and my bosses. Mulengera started 3rd January 2003 and I have never got a suspension or warning letter. I also thank the Sabasajja who appreciated and agreed that I be part of the team on CBS up to date,” he said.
The seasoned actor is now looking at politics, gunning for a seat in Nakifuma County, Mukono district come 2021 where he is set to unseat incumbent National Resistance Movement legislator Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko.
Mujuuka will be running on an independent ticket after the party he subscribes to (NUP) denied him the party ticket in favour of Fred Ssimbwa despite being close to the party’s Principal MP Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine.
“National Unity Platform will not see me as a bigheaded member, I told the party that I would take my appeal to the voters and I did. I have also met with Bobi Wine for about two hours and we discussed this, I told him about my opinions and views about my candidature,” he shared.
He also called upon the people of Nakifuma to be highly careful when they are giving their mandate to the person they wish to represent them in the 11th parliament.
“I urge the people of Nakifuma to sieve and listen to the words the people speak when they are asking for votes, let us not look at money. It is not good for a person to buy your vote at Ugx5000 and not deliver services to the community when voted in power.”
Having garnered a huge audience of listeners on the waves of the mighty CBS FM as a host of the weekly Mukeeze and Musanyusa weekend radio shows, Patriko emotionally had to put an end to his 17 year radio career by saying goodbye to his bosses and colleagues so as to concentrate on active politics.