Bosmic Otim thinks politics failed him passing UACE – was he brilliant?


Otim Bosmic is among over 1000 students urged by UNEB to resit Senior Six this year. Courtesy photo.

Kitgum One of the northern Uganda’s top musicians – Lucky Joyce Bosmic Otim has performed poorly – beyond ‘World’s’ expectation in the just released 2019 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education [UACE] examinations.

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Mr Otim – a singer of “Agamo Ogamo Agamo” literally meaning “A receiver has only received” – a song he composed out of excitement after meeting President Museveni nearly three months ago, and later promising to do “everything for NRM party” ahead of 2021 general elections, went back to school in 2019.

Trusted by the Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to be the People Power Chief Mobiliser for Acholi sub-region – the singer, according to sources, while in People Power was being courted by the NRM party to enter the yellow bus.

Also a critic of NRM government before defection – in 2006, he composed a song titled “Mzee Wakazi” in praise of NRM party national chairman also the President of Uganda, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. For this, he was to be paid, about shs200m.

A musician who turned a politician, had shown interest to unseat Beatrice Anywar aka Mama Mabira as the Kitgum Municipality MP, come 2021 polls.

Even with such political ambition – Mr Otim had no academic qualifications to be nominated for the position of a Member of Parliament. He had to go back to school.

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A very ambitious man, some of his allies who spoke to TND News say the singer is frustrated with his UACE results and feels it was altered for political purposes.

Whereas none of them could tell this publication how brilliant he was and the grade he scored when he sat for Uganda Certificate of Education [UCE], one of his allies who asked for anonymity said: “Otim is just a dull man; I never expected him to pass because he’s too much into music and politics.”

Using the names Otim Bosmic Joyce of index number U0226/507, the former People Power leader – now in NRM party after being paid shs30m, scored F9 in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST.

For any Parliamentary aspirant, he or she must have obtained a principal and/or subsidiary passes at A’ level.

A number of country’s dailies [both print and online] have quoted Bosmic Otim to have said these:

“A lot of concerns were raised since I joined the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. The top shots will act from up and sabotage me. Some two months ago, those same politicians looked for my index number and I believe this is what they have done, this is open malice.”

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