Former Bukedde TV presenter Emilia Masembe alias ‘Omubi Masembe’ has come out to clear the air about the reasons behind his sacking from Bukedde TV.
According to Masembe, his support for the opposition National Unity Platform, NUP Party and Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu cost him a job at Vision Group.
In an exclusive interview with former co-employee and journalist Flavia Namulindwa, Masembe has revealed how he was erased from the bank accounts of Vision Group after choosing to register in NUP thereby picking a card to represent the party in the previously held 2021 general elections as a Lord Councillor LC 5 for Makindye West Division.
Accordingly, Masembe’s decision didn’t go well with his bosses at the Industrial Area bases media group, a move that forced his boss then, Kabusbenga Robert to end his journey at Vision Group.
It came after Masembe’s refusal to denounce his membership in NUP through a press conference.
He could end up being denied the chance to render any service anymore to Bukedde TV and officially halting his media profession, a field that he cherished that much.
“The day I got a NUP card, Aziz Azion warned me that after facing the camera, tomorrow you won’t stay with your job”.
“The following morning as I was heading to work, I first went to the field, but when I returned to work I was given the bad news that I was fired.”
“A one Frank Kabushega, told me that am already in trouble and brings me a photo that I took while getting the NUP card and asks me to choose between NUP and staying at Vision Group. I chose to leave Vision Group,” Masembe said.
The former “Ani Asinga” Bukedde TV presenter is amongst a queue of employees that have tasted a sack from Vision Group because of involving in partisan politics most especially siding with parties that oppose the ruling NRM government.
Others include Mary Flavia Namulindwa, Fiffie Da Queen, Innocent Tegusulwa among others.
Watch full interview