A section of NRM legislators who featured in the now controversial “Tuliyambala Engule” song are seeking the intervention of the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to discipline Kyadondo East legislators and singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for putting them in the video without their consent
The angry legislators want an apology from Bobi Wine in addition to compensation for tainting their names.
But Bobi Wine argues that none of the legislators was forced to storm the stage to perform with him.
During the 2018 end of year party for both Members of Parliament and the staff held at Parliament on the 20th of December, Kyadondo East legislator and musician Bobi Wine was invited to entertain the gathering with one of his popular song “Kyarenga”
His performance attracted hundreds of legislators on the stage regardless of their political affiliation.
Part of this video was also used in the now controversial song dubbed “ Tuliyambala Engule” which has now forced a section of NRM legislators in the video to complain.
A section of NRM legislators in the video led by the Parliamentary Commissioner Robinah Nabanja are said to have reported the matter to speaker seeking her intervention.
Though MP Nabanja shunned our camera, other NRM Legislators led by MP Moses Balyeku had no kind words to Bobi Wine.
He defended Nabanja’s contention that he tainted the MPs images by including them in that video. He said if he had been included in that video, he would have personally sued Bobi Wine and used the court winnings to benefit the people of Jinja municipality West, who he represents.
These legislators now want Bobi Wine apologize to the affected legislators in addition to compensating them
However, some legislators support Bobi Wine’s stand. FDC Kasese MP Robert Centenary, NRM Muyanja Ssenyonga of Mukono South, Paul Mwiru of Jinja East, Gilbert Olanya Kilak South MP and Kato Lubwama all supported Bobi Wine’s decision to include them in the video. They argue that Bobi Wine has elevated their name recognition and the country knows them as celebrities.
The legislators complaint follows Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s backtracking about the song. Pastor Bugembe claims he was misled into believing he was taking part in a religious song. The song has also attracted equal wrath and support among other Pentecostal pastors.