Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has responded to city Pentecostal pastors about their opinion on his newly released single called “Tuliyambala Engule.”
According to Bobi Wine, he used part of the church song simply because he is serving God and doing the work of God.
Speaking to the press from his Kamwokya based offices, the artist turned politician told pastors that instead of critiquing his song they should also pray for the nation saying that “the situation needs God.”
He also argues that Gospel songs have been used worldwide by many politicians and freedom fighters quoting “We shall overcome,” a church song that was used by Martin Luther King during the his struggle in the United States of America.
Pentecostal pastors like Robert Serwadda of victory church in Kampala have since advised Bobi to drop his new song, saying that the lyrics of the song are “God’s property”
Also, Pastor Martin Ssempa of Makerere Victory Church last week accused Bobi wine for replacing himself with Jesus in the song.
Ssempa also promised to petition the electoral commission to advise politicians not to use and sing gospel songs during campaigns.
Ssempa maintains that the song was composed by born again Christians, hence own a copyright.
The song “Tuliyambala Engule ” which literally translates that ” we shall wear the crown” has become popular in a short time since its release of on 1st January.
In the song, Bobi Wine rallies Ugandans to obtain their national identity cards and speak for themselves and change what is oppressing them.