City lawyer petitions EC over amendments in NURP

By Sania Babirye

People power movement and National Unity Platform party spokesperson Joel Senyonyi has described a petition by city lawyer challenging the legality of their party as just another tactic that government is playing to delay their capture of power.

In a letter dated 3rd August 2020, city lawyer James Byamukama petitioned the electoral commission over an alleged illegal amendment of NURP political party, change of party names, symbols and colours and change in its top leadership by electing Hon.Robert Kyagulanyi as its party president and presidential flag bearer for the 2021 general elections.

However, Senyonyi says the entire process was legally carried out but state is just using any agent to cut on their speed to capture power.

He says that as NUP, they will not waste time on any baseless allegations even but will continue to mobilize and register party members as they prepare for the 2021 general elections.

NUP launches member party cards

By Sania Babirye

National Unity platform has today launched its party cards that all members will have to qualify as party members.

Launching their party cards today at their headquarters here in Kamyokya, NUP president who is also the people power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu said that with the launch of the party cards, clarified that NUP was born from people power and that people power movement will remain as a unity platform for all political parties that seek and believe in the struggle for change.

Bobiwine says that with the launch of their political party and party cards, it has brought an end to any one who was ridiculing them for not being a full political party.

He says that all this will help them win the coming 2021 general elections since people power movement is an alliance with other political parties and called upon all those political party members who seek change to join NUP.

The said cards cost only 1000shilings and that they will also distributed countrywide.

NUP further said that no specific requirement is needed to buy the said cards for anyone who wants to be a member.

People power now attached to National Unity Platform

By Sania Babirye

People power pressure group has today unveiled their political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) a political wing that will usher them into power after the 2021 general elections.

Unveiling the political wig at their movement headquarters in Kamyokya, movement leader and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi said that NUP is a dully registered organization with the National Electoral commission and their symbol is umbrella with the people power slogan in white and red color.

MP Kyagulanyi has clarified that their party comes From the National Unity Reconciliation and Development party that has been around for the past 16 years before they chose to amalgamate and form a new political wing, a process that has been ongoing since 2019.

Bobiwine says they decided to join the said political party after the government made it impossible to register their movement as a political party and that although already formed political parties and organizations had asked them to form a unity, they did not meet the values and objectives that people power shared.

The local musician turned politician says they will also hold talks with those politicians who had expressed interest to run under their political name but subscribes to other political parties and those who are willing to join their united alliance will be welcomed.

Bobiwine also revealed that over 10,000 people have expressed interest in standing on the people power ticket in the coming 2012 general elections.