Singing Pastor Wilson Bugembe says he regrets taking part in Tuliyambala Engule, a song composed by Kyadondo East singing MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
The song features other local musicians including King Saha, Irene Ntale, Nubian Lee, Ronald Mayinja and Dr Hilderman.
Bugembe told NTV that if he was to do it all over again, he would not be part of Bobi Wine’s “Tuliyambala Engule” song.
Bugembe says he did not realise the song was that political when they were recording it in studio.
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“I think I underestimated its impact and if I was to do it all over again I would be like ‘No’,” Bugembe told NTV.
He added: “When you see my part, I did exactly what they told me. I am not anti-government.”
This came after he was attacked by fellow Pentecostal pastors including Joseph Serwadda and Martin Ssempa for singing a verse in Tuliyambala Engule, a political song derived from a Christian hymn.
Pastor Serwadda of Victory Christian Church, said the song will lead to Bobi Wine losing support.
“Go and warn that Member of Parliament who is using the song. Tell him don’t use God’s property. Tell him to stop using God’s property in blasphemous situations like this one,” Pastor Serwadda said.
Pastor Martin Sempa of Makerere Community Church said Bobi Wine has no right to mix politics with a religious song.
“For him he is talking about a political campaign where when he becomes president or leader then he himself he says he will give medicine. That is not then new Jerusalem. It is cheapening it. That is a fake new Jerusalem. Treatment of people is a fundamental human right,” Pastor Sempa said.
Bobi Wine in his defence said he is doing Jesus Christ’s work by enlightening masses against injustices.