Since being unveiled as a member of the Democratic Party (DP) and being declared party chief mobilizer, renown singer Dr Jose Chameleon has had little influence on the political stage prompting the public to ask questions as to what he is up to.
Realizing the growing curiosity from the public about their new ambassador, the party yesterday at their weekly press conference took on the duty to explain the whereabouts of their man.
It was Micheal Mabikke who clarified on Chameleone’s long silence and absence from the political stage, a man who promised 1 million new followers to the longstanding but struggling political party.
Mabikke told journalists that Chameleone is on tour for his music in the United States for the last two months.
He further noted that the politician-musician will be back in the country early this month,September.
Chameleone’s big name profile serves the interests of DP, a party that has dug deep to stabilize itself ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Earlier this year, the party formalized a relationship with two other parties – the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Development Party to form the DP Bloc.
One of the main reasons for the formation of the Bloc as party chairman Nobert Mao was among other things to launch a new membership drive to register new members to fumigate cockroaches and snakes.
As such, Nobert Mao declared a massive drive to register new members of the party.
“We are going to roll out from the branch level, the massive registration of new members,” he said at the time.
Consequently, at one of the registration drives held Nsambya Sharing Hall two months ago, Chameleone and his brothers Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso and Douglas Mayanja were unveiled as new party recruits.
In his remarks on Wednesday, Mabikke expressed optimism in Chameleone’s potential to add to the party’s numbers once he returns.
“He has planned a robust mobilization program to woo more members to the party when he returns,” said an enthusiastic Mabikke.
Meanwhile, Mukono Woman MP, Betty Nambooze expressed reservations about Chameleone right from the day of his inception into the party warning fellow members not to place high hopes in a man who once declared himself a muslim only to backtrack before fasting reached half way.