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Presidential Aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Unveils Shs1,000 Party Membership Card

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National Unity Platform (NUP) president and presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has today unveiled the official party membership card. The red and white card has the NUP logo, the umbrella.

Addressing the media at NUP offices in Kamwokya that also double as the headquarters of People Power, Kyagulanyi said the NUP membership card will cost a paltry Shs 1,000 for all categories of Ugandans.

Unlike other political parties like Democratic Party (DP) and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) whose membership cards vary in price, Kyagulanyi said NUP cards will remain at Shs 1,000 regardless of one’s financial, social, political or economic status.

NUP and People Power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, said they took time contemplating about a favourable amount for all people till it was resolved that the cards should be affordable to all classes of people. Ssenyonyi cited an example of boda-boda riders who have not been working due to COVID-19 directives and might not afford more than Shs 1,000 for buying NUP cards.

“All our cards are of the same standard. This is a party that we want the common man to feel it is his. People have not been working and we want to make it easy for them to be members of this party,” Ssenyonyi said.

The cheapest card also known as ordinary at DP costs Shs 2,000 but they also have cards for Shs 500,000 and Shs 1 million. FDC’s annual ordinary ticket is Shs 1,000 but a member can as well pay for one that goes for Shs 100,000 up to Shs 5 million.

Kyagulanyi said NUP is still welcoming all members to join the party or to form a People Power alliance as the clock ticks towards 2021 general elections. Citing an example of JEEMA president, Asuman Basalirwa, who is also Bugiri Municipality MP, Kyagulanyi said all people they have been working with will not be abandoned because the agenda is taking over leadership of this country.

“We told that NUP is the registered version of People Power, therefore, People Power stays. People Power is NUP and NUP is People Power and vice versa. It happens to our other allies from other political formations. Our coordinator in Busoga is honourable Asuman Basalirwa who is the president of Justice Forum or JEEMA. We told you before and we tell you again that People Power is wider than ourselves. People Power is a platform that brings together all forces of change at least the willing ones,” Kyagulanyi said. 

Kyagulanyi and Ssenyonyi said NUP membership cards can be accessed at all already established and soon to be step up regional offices. For those who had picked forms to be endorsed by People Power before NUP was unveiled, Ssenyonyi said talks have already started to reach a harmonised ground.  

Kyagulanyi said their desire was to register People Power as a political party but the regime panicked and registered the name as an NGO looking after old people. He said the same way he managed to acquire and takeover NUP without the state detecting until when it was too late, is the same way they will end up in State House because they are always steps ahead of state intelligence.

He said President Yoweri Museveni recently fired Electoral Commission officials because he couldn’t believe that they failed to alert security and the intelligence about the NUP party. 

Kyagulanyi acquired the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party from Moses Nkonge Kibalama, a regime ally and managed to change its name to National Unity Platform, effectively taking over its leadership and also becoming its presidential flag bearer. 



Source – ugmirror.com

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Security Takes Over All Rooftops of Tall Buildings in Kampala

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Security forces will be taking over rooftops of all tall buildings in the Kampala Metropolitan Area including Archades, malls, apartments among others.

The move which was announced on Wednesday afternoon is aimed at strengthening security in the presidential elections slated for Thursday January 14, 2020.

An agreement between the Police and building owners was reached after a meeting between the two parties.

Police says that rooftops were used as command posts for riots that took place in November 2020 following the arrest of National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.

This security measure is an addition to the many others which include heavy deployment of mambas, LDU and police officers across the country.

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City Pastors, Prophets Pledge Support to Museveni

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City Pastors from over 10 churches in and around Kampala have prayed with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe. They also pledged their support for him in the upcoming Presidential elections due this Thursday.

The Pastors who each commands a following of over 20,000 Christians were accompanied to the meeting by Mr. Balaam Barugahara an NRM supporter and promoter.

Among the Pastors that attended the meeting were; Pr. Wilson Bugembe, Brother Ronnie Makabai, Pr. Mondo Mugisha, Pr. Bugingo Aloysius, Prophet Elvis Mbonye, Pr. Judith Ssozi, Pr. Eunice Akoth, Pr. Osinde among others.

The men and women of God pledged their full support and that of their followers for the President and NRM party in the forthcoming general elections.

They prayed for peace during and after elections and put Uganda in the hands of God during this season.

President Museveni promised to support the organized groups in their churches who have formed SACCOs with an aim of starting up small business to improve their house hold incomes.

“We have given support to Catholic Church, like Bishop Odama’s project in Northern Uganda, so we shall support you too,” he said.

After the meeting, President Museveni and the Pastors prayed together for peace.

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Fear as Gunmen Ambush Minister Kasirivu, Bullets Fired at his Car

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State Minister for Vice Presidency Dr Baltazar Kasirivu-Atwookihas Wednesday morning survived an assassination after he was ambushed by gunmen a few kilometers from his home.

Kasirivu who was driving from a radio show at Emambya FM in Kakumiro town, Kakumiro District was attacked at Kakora Village, Nyalweyo Town Council in Kakumiro District and took fire from his attackers.

According to local publisher Daily Monitor who spoke to the minister, eight bullets pierced through his vehicle but he was able to survive and go unharmed together with his driver.

“They almost finished our lives. As we were approaching my home at a swampy place, unknown people who were armed with guns opened fire on us,” he reportedly said.

“As gunfire raged, I told the driver to speed off and that is how we escaped unhurt. I don’t know who was behind this attack but I have informed the police. It was a miracle for me to survive,” he said.

Dr. Kasirivu who is also the Bugangaizi Member of Parliament is still in the race seeking to extend his leadership for another term.

He said that he suspects the attack to be politically motivated ahead of Thursday elections.

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