Uganda’s mayoral election was held on January 20, 2021 and not on the 14th of last week as many thought.
Musician Jose Chameleone or if you prefer Joseph Mayanja was one of 11 candidates for the mayoral seat of the capital Kampala.
However, current reports from Kampala indicate that FD Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who is a lawyer by profession and has served as a Member of Parliament, has retained his seat.
Chameleone lost the race contrary to earlier reports on social media even before Uganda’s mayoral election that he had won.
At yesterday’s voter turnout, Jose Chameleone cast his ballot at Kiduuka polling station in Mitungo accompanied by his brothers Pius Mayanja by another pallaso and Douglas Mayanja by another name Weasel.
The two brothers are also musicians. Chameleone entered the race as an independent candidate after failing to win a trophy for NUP’s fellow musician Bobi Wine, which was won by Latif Sebaggala.
It is alleged that Jose missed the NUP ticket for missing the required academic credentials and for missing the national identity card.
However he promised to continue supporting Bobi Wine who was running for President at the time but according to the results, he was defeated by President Yoweri Museveni.