Cindy Sanyu slammed her main opponent in the Uganda Musicians Association election, King Saha, after he skipped Saturday’s public debate.
A televised presidential debate between Uganda Musicians Association candidates was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Cindy Sanyu, Lord Bitem, and King Saha, the three candidates vying for the top spot, were expected to appear for a heated debate in which they were to answer fans’ questions about their manifestos.
King Saha, the CEO of Kings Love Entertainment and a vocal campaigner, did not attend the debate.
Despite King Saha’s absence, the debate continued as Lord Bitem and Cindy explained their plans and why they should be voted on by fellow entertainers.
Saha later explained that he was unable to attend the debate because he had been scheduled to perform at a show in Jinja.
His explanation, however, did not satisfy his opponents, who labeled him a “coward” and a “joker.”
Cindy stated on social media that the debate went well despite the absence of Saha. She also hoped that Saha realized the association was not a joke, as he had assumed.
“The debate went really well (and I trended on Twitter) even though one of my opponents didn’t show up. I hope you all realize now that UMA is not a joke. We artistes are uniting and organizing ourselves. With some commitment we will reach where we are going.” Cindy Sanyu
The UMA elections were postponed from Monday, May 23, 2022 to Tuesday, May 24, 2022, citing a need for a better understanding of the voting process.