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Mirundi said Jose Chameleone, viagra order http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/public/admin/subscription_button.php who is considered Uganda’s most popular music star and Juliana Kanyomozi are not fit to popularise Museveni’s candidature.
“Let me tell you, these musicians who composed a song for President Museveni are less influential,” said Mirundi on Tuesday morning.
“How can a woman who sings while half-naked be part of musicians to campaign for Museveni?” he asked in reference to Juliana.
“Juliana has been dumped by every man; no one can take her serious,” he added while appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze.
The musicians’ endorsement of President Museveni with a song known as ‘Tubonga Nawe’ has sparked off a huge public debate with opposition blasting the artistes for being partisan.
Critics expressed shock that musicians could endorse Museveni whose government they claimed has failed to satisfactorily deliver public services to the people.
But musicians have as well fired back, saying music is their trade and that they are entitled to their choices.
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Mirundi today slammed the musicians whom he said will not add value to Museveni’s campaign.
“Even Bebe Cool is not influential at all. Chameleone is very poor and keeps begging for money from government,” he added, without substantiating his allegations.
The Presidential advisor on media affairs further pointed out that “music politics can’t confront and defeat Amama Mbabazi” due to their weaknesses.
He, however, said Ronald Mayinja and Walukaga can be used to “incite Buganda through music” to dump Museveni’s rivals.
Mirundi said singer Rema Namakula whom he said was until recently “so poor and emerging from poverty” is unpopular and should not be included on Museveni’s campaign trail.
Nevertheless, Security Minister Karooro Okurut welcomed the NRM initiative, saying “music inspires, creates brand and distinguishes identity in a political season.”
She said when a leader gets endorsement of the cream of the top entertainers for an election; it “becomes increasingly difficult to see how he can lose.”
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The Syrian army has Tuesday reportedly launched a large-scale offensive near the city of Aleppo
“Half of the city remains in the hands of the terrorists, while the other half is under our control… Our troops, backed by Russian aviation, are encircling the city and preparing for a ground offensive. This is going to be a heavy fight because the terrorists are getting a lot of support from [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan,” Haddad said in an interview with Gazeta.Ru.
The ambassador also said that Russian airstrikes had brought immediate results destroying many enemy strongholds and arms depots, and cutting off the terrorists’ supply routes.
“Another major result [of the Russian airstrikes] is that many terrorists have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Syrian army, while many others retreated towards the Turkish border,” the Syrian envoy added.
Riyad Haddad emphasized that the Syrian authorities were closely coordinating their actions with Russia, but maintained no contact with the command of the US-led coalition.
A commercial and industrial hub near the border with Turkey, Aleppo was Syria’s largest city before the beginning of a four-year armed conflict in the country.
The city is still home to at least two million people
The offensive comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country has made significant progress in its fight against the Islamic State group and is currently discussing anti-terrorist cooperation with several Arab nations and Israel.
The Syrian government’s forces launched the offensive after Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, airstrikes have inflicted considerable damage to ISIL command and logistics networks, as well as to infrastructure used to equip suicide bombers.