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Presidential Aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Unveils Shs1,000 Party Membership Card



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. 

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NUP endorses Nalukwago Judith as Makerere University Guild Presidential aspirant




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The National Unity Platform (NUP) has endorsed Judith Nalukwago as Makerere University Guild Presidential aspirant.

Nalukwago was endorsed shortly after the young Makerere strike machine; Obed Obedgiu Derrick opted out of the race. Obed announced that he will not be offering himself as a candidate in the highly anticipated Mak guild elections as the new election roadmap is yet to be released.

“Salutations to you friends, I shan’t offer myself as a candidate in the forthcoming elections as was the case earlier. Thanks to all and sundry for the unwavering support,” Obed wrote on Facebook.

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Although Obed had won the flag bearer primaries early before the closure of the University due to the Covid-19 pandemic break-up, he has decided to give way to the fellow people power member Judith Nalukwago to aspire and promises undying support for her.

In a series of posts on her social media handles, Nalukwago announced that she will be running for the position of Guild President. She says that the seat of the Vice Guild President offered her an opportunity to assert her beliefs and push more for affordable education and education reforms.

“The Vice Guild Presidency presented to me a great opportunity to assert those beliefs and push more for affordable education and address systematic injustice against students in general and women in particular. This struggle is always a work in progress,” Nalukwago said.

She added, “The task before us is an uphill one, but the power of our resolve will be the steam that gets our train moving. In the coming days, I will share broadly about this noble aspiration and what I have in plan for us all.”

Makerere University might get a female guild president after seven years. Anne Adeke Ebaju is the Youth Female Representative in Parliament.

The University now has four candidates in the race; Tumusiime Joseph (independent), Ogutti Aaron (independent), Muhwezi Maczxxon (NRM) and the only lady Judith Nalukwago (NUP). However the competition is between the NRM flag bearer and the NUP aspirant as they wait for the date of 30th March to decide the new elect Guild President.

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Segirinya’s Academic Documents are Fake – UNEB




The Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB has revealed that academic documents submitted by Kawempe North Member of Parliament elect Muhammad Segirinya are not authentic.

This followed a request for verification of the said documents by former Kawempe North MP contestant Sulaiman Kidandala who lost to Segirinya in the recently concluded general elections.

Kidandala is challenging Segirinya’s victory on grounds that he was not qualified enough to run for the position which he won by landslide.

“The certificate serial numbers U1884798 and A0964827 whose copies you submitted for verification are NOT authentic documents issued by the board,” UNEB wrote in a letter to Alaka & Company advocates, the law firm representing Kidandala.

The two certificates for both Ordinary and Advanced level, according to UNEB were all not for Segirinya as they indicated.

“Candidate U005/054 (2007) is Nampiima Sarah who sat at Mengo Secondary School NOT Segirinya Richard sitting at Pimbas Secondary School.”

“Candidate U0053/754 (2009) is Nabadda Maureen who sat at Mengo Secondary School not Segirinya Richard sitting at Pimbas Secondary School.”

According to the Ugandan Constitution, for one to be allowed to contest for MP, they must possess a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education – UACE certificate or its equivalent.

This, if it holds in court would directly annul Segirinya’s election as MP.



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Mbale: Galiwango Files Defense in Response to Wanyoto’s Petition




The Mbale City Woman MP-elect, Connie Nakayenze Galiwango has finally filed defense before the Mbale High Court in response to the 123 affidavits earlier submitted by Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, who is challenging her victory citing discrepancies in the electoral process.

Galiwango defeated her competitor, Wanyoto, with a range of over 20,000 votes, after scoring 40,702 votes (53.2%) against Wanyoto’s 25,276 votes (33%) in the January 14th elections.

Other candidates in the race were; Robinah Masibo from the National Unity Platform party (NUP) who garnered 6565 votes, Maimuna Nambuya with 1852 votes, Shadia Luwungule, who had lost in the NRM primaries got 1382 votes and Racheal K Nansubuga trailed with 643 votes.

Wanyoto, on March 2, filed 123 affidavits, which she said contained all the evidence that are enough to nullify Galiwango’s victory and order for vote recount.

She told reporters in a press conference that her victory had been robbed by Galiwango whom she accused of ordering the brutalization of her (Wanyoto’s) polling agents.

“My polling agents from Bugema, Nakaloke, and Bukasakya and Bungokho-Mutoto sub counties were beaten by the supporters of Nakayenze and my declaration forms destroyed. I can’t accept the results and we are going to Courts of Law to challenge this because I believe that I won the race but the Electoral Commission declared a wrong person,” she said.

Speaking to journalists after filing the defense, Galiwango noted that she is ready to face all the 123 witnesses who claim that she rigged the polls.

“I pray God helps me so I can see those people. That day, I want to look into their eyes and see them giving evidence against me, because it is like somebody finding you with your hen and claims that it is theirs,” she said.

“I am happy my lawyers and I read all the 123 affidavits and responded to them and we are now ready to face the Court. I saw some people citing bribery, I am ready to see someone testifying that I or my agent gave them the money,” Galiwango added.

She called upon the people of Mbale City whom she referred to as “my energy” to walk with her as they defend their victory since “it is you the people of Mbale who voted for me and therefore the petition is against you too.”


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