Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, ran against former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in 2008 highly-contested Democratic Party presidential primaries.
Frank Gashumba says he used to wake up Sheilah to pray for Obama in 2008
Frank Gashumba revealed he used to wake up his daughter Sheilah to join him in praying for former U.S. President Barack Obama.
A quick Google search shows Sheilah was born on February 7, 1996, implying she was 12 at the time.
"I saw Barack Obama telling us that we can be what we want to be. 2008, no one thought that a black man could become a U.S. president,” said Gashumba in an interview with Crystal Newman. “And I remember telling my friends that you know what, I'm praying for this man to be a U.S. president, and they were telling me, you man, you're mentally unstable, a black man can't be a U.S. president. I remember waking up with my daughter Sheilah to pray for that man. Because I knew the moment he becomes a president, the pace will be up.”
Frank Gashumba said he also prayed for Hilary Clinton when she run again in the 2016 presidential election, as she would be an inspiration to ladies.
A social commentator, in that interview, Gashumba said he never got involved in public speaking until he saw Obama in 2008.
According to Frank Gashumba, his grandparents migrated to Uganda in 1923 and they first settled in Ankole (Mbarara), but things didn't work out and they ended up in Masaka.
He said that he and his father were born in Masaka.
Gashumba, who is now involved in politics and business, said he went to St. Francis Villa Maria Primary School in Masaka, Aga Khan S.S. in Masaka and Nkumba University.
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