The People Power movement has reportedly lost
trust in Bosmic Otim, a popular musician and member of the pressure group in Acholi
sub region over his suspicious alliance with the National Resistance
Trouble for Bosmic started after his photo with president,
Yoweri Museveni following a meeting in December 2019 started doing rounds on
social media. Bosmic has been the People Power
mobiliser in Acholi region.
The pressure group is led by Robert Kyagulanyi aka
Bobi Wine, the Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament. Joel Ssenyonyi, the People Power movement Spokesperson
says Bosmic’s meeting with the president isn’t surprising, saying they have got
reports indicating that the artist has so far met Museveni twice.
He says that
they also got reports that musician received money from the head of state,
which casts doubt on his loyalty to the pressure group.
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Ssenyonyi says Bosmic’s meeting with the
president is a clear indication he is after money but not the struggle, adding
that he has now lost the trust he earned from both the People Power movement
and the public. He says although the musician has publicly
acknowledged meeting the president, he has not yet informed them about the meeting.
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Bosmic however says his meeting with the
president wasn’t to solicit for money to cross to NRM party but rather to seek
for payment for a song titled “Mzee wa kazi” he composed for Museveni’s 2006
He says the song helped the NRM party to gain
ground in the region, adding that the president had promised to pay for it but
since then he has never received payment. Bosmic said the president promised to pay him Shillings
300 million for the song after meeting him one on one.
He says Bobi Wine and
several other top opposition party leaders knows about the song, adding that he
has done nothing wrong to follow up payment for his work to benefit his family.
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He however, declined to comment on whether he is still an active member of the People Power
As of last year, Bosmic who has released some songs critical of NRM
members from the region and president Museveni’s leadership had been heavily
involved in People Power t activities, including holding rallies in Acholi sub
He was arrested by the police twice between June
and August last year for allegedly holding illegal rallies in Gulu