Singer Adiriisa Musuuza, better known as Eddy Kenzo has dismissed the assertions that he and Presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) are at loggerheads.
Eddy Kenzo stressed at a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday that he and Bobi Wine are and will continue to be friends.
He was responding to a recorded phone conversation in which he went off on the Kyadondo East MP, accusing him of overlooking and downgrading fellow musicians now that he has become a prominent politician.
In the conversation recording which went viral on social media, Kenzo even threatened to run to exile if Bobi Wine became president of Uganda.
However, at today’s conference, the award winning singer seemed to walk back on his comments and even blamed the public for reading too much into it.
He said the conversation was private and not meant for the public.
“I was speaking with a fellow musician about a person that we both love. This was a private call which was unfortunately recorded and shared. I was speaking from the heart and I have a weakness. I might have used anger but I wouldn’t have said the same words openly in front of cameras.”
Kenzo said he was angry at Bobi Wine because he sent him a message but the latter received it and refused to respond.
“I am a man of peace; I try not to fight with people…But this time I was speaking about Bobi Wine, a man that I respect even though I do not fear him”
Kenzo said however, that he didn’t regret the words he said, and also expressed confidence that the misunderstandings will soon be ironed out.
He also cautioned Bobi Wine to urge his supporters to tone down what he called the shocking and dangerous anger.
“The most shocking thing about this was the reaction from the supporters. I think God helped us to have this audio released because it has opened our eyes and showed us something bad that is happening to our country. This is not how Uganda should be. We are supposed to add to this country. There is too much hate. We need to love each other not bring each other down. We have to agree to disagree with each other.”
Kenzo also said Bobi Wine as a presidential candidate should at all times expect to be criticized by people.
“As a person trying to lead this country; he cannot be unquestionable. There has to be an opportunity to question him,” he said.