Ugandan singer Joseph Mayanja, alias Jose Chameleon has lost the Kampala Lord Mayor election.
Chameleon lost the post to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Erias Lukwago.
Lukwango who has been the Lord Mayor of the city of Kampala since January 2011 defended his seat with 194,592 votes.
National Unit Platform (NUP) candidate Nabillah Naggayi Sempala came second with 60,082 votes while Daniel “Ragga Dee” Kazibwe of NRM was third with 23,388 votes.
Chameleone who was in the race as an independent candidate got 12,212 votes.
Following his defeat, Chameleon’s brother Pallaso expressed disappointed in the people of Kampala over what he termed as failure to believe in the youth.
“Congratulations my brother. We have walked almost every step of this journey together. Thanks to every one that believed in Joseph Mayanja. I still don’t understand how Uganda will attain change by divisions and disbelief in young leaders. We are stronger together
“I wish our politics was different I wish so many things I wish we were more united that divided, I wish we lift each other more, in the next phase lets love each other more, lets push each other more, lets be so united that no one can break the bond. That’s how you win,” he said.
“Old African proverb says its easy to break one single stick standing alone and harder to break many sticks if combined standing together.”
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