Singer Maurice Kirya has today refrained from contesting for the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) a few hours away from the D-day.
It should be remembered Maurice Kirya was nominated by Bebe Cool among other musicians to stand for the UMA presidency, and he responded positively.
However, he couldn’t meet the obligations of his nominators as time was against him as stipulated in his recent statement shared on his socials.
Kirya who is currently out of Uganda revealed that he can’t make it to tomorrow’s nomination process as he was delayed by the Covid-19 protocols.
It’s for the reasons above that the singer decided to withdraw his candidature since he wanted to represent himself and listen to fellow artists and candidates in person.
He however vowed to work with whoever will be voted as the new UMA president and other artists to see that the Uganda music industry meets its set goals.
To my fellow Ugandan musicians, my interest in joining the race for UMA President has regrettably come a little too late for my team and I as stipulated by UMA Electoral Commission guidelines.
I’m out of the country (Uganda) and thought I would act quickly and get back ready for tomorrow’s (Monday) nomination process but unfortunately due to Covid-19 protocols, it hasn’t been possible. I can’t have an early flight as earlier projected.
Therefore, it’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to withdraw my application for the UMA Presidency because I would have preferred to represent myself, to listen to my fellow artists and fellow candidates in person.
I will however continue working with artists and contribute to the development of our Ugandan music industry as I always have.
I look forward to working with whoever will be our new UMA President and from the bottom of my heart, I wish them a good term in office.
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