Daniella Atim Mayanja, the wife to self-proclaimed music doctor and Democratic Party subscriber Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone, has come out to profess her support for President Museveni, claiming she has her reasons to defer with husband.
Daniella, yesterday posted a portrait of President Museveni and captioned thus: “Happy Birthday My president.”
In one of the comments on the post, a one Urban Bender commented that he was shocked by how Daniella and her husband would defer in political ideology.
“Marriage is interesting, so Jose (Chameleone) is opposing and Danny is proposing! Let the debate begin, it is good though, that’s a true democracy.”
Daniella in reply said she has her reasons to support President Museveni, and so does her husband Jose Chameleone to support the opposition.
“I have my reasons and he (Chameleone” has his reasons,” she said.
While declaring he had joined the Democratic Party in July, Chameloene said that he has been an ardent supporter of the democratic party since his childhood.
The singer said that joining politics was because President Museveni had completely betrayed Ugandans and let down the country. He disassociated himself from the NRM and said he only offered them a service as a singer.
Chameleone’s couple is not the only one with divergent political views, FDC’s vice President Salaamu Musumba and her husband Isaac Musumba (a minister in the NRM government), have been on different sides for over a decade.
Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) president Jimmy Akena and his wife, Betty Amongi were both UPC members, but the latter is now serving as a minister in the NRM government.
While responding to comments on his social media page, President Museveni discouraged people from dragging politics in their relationships. His response was directed to a one Sawa Sawa who claimed she wanted to divorce her husband for not supporting the NRM.
“Sawa Sawa, thanks for supporting me. However, do not divorce your husband just because of politics. He has no right to stop you from expressing your political preference, nor do you have the right to coerce him to support what he does not like. Let each one respect the choice of the other one and separate politics from family matters. Unless, of course, there are other issues,” he said.