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Jesus Sent Us Here, Say Pastors Joining NUP



Over 10 pastors from different Churches around Buganda and Busoga Sub Regions have joined the National Unity Platform party (NUP) led by Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

Led by Pastor David Ojambo of Bulega Baptist Church from Buikwe, the pastors said that Jesus is the one who influenced their coming to NUP.
“We are not here because of the powers of politicians but it is Jesus who sent us here,” Pastor Ojambo said.

“We are simply doing the right job. We are seeing injustices, abuse of human rights and we shall not be tired for speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves,” he added.

Ojambo noted that it’s the obligation of religious leaders to take part in the national issues not just sitting back and doing nothing.

The pastors vowed to commit on three issues.

“We commit to come out and advocate for the rights of the oppressed, petition God on all atrocities being committed to the people and he pays them because the Bible says whatever you sow, you will reap. Lastly, we commit to pray for Kyagulanyi so that God gives him wisdom and save him from pressure and atrocities of the junta,” he noted.

He noted that they are aware of all the attacks that are likely to be inflicted on them but they thought about all those and they are ready.

Other pastors who joined are; Julius Nyerere from Devine Church Kamuli, Keneth Mugabane from New Life Baptist Church, Kato Steven and Pastor Andrew Muwangunzi from True Worship Centre Jinja.

Meanwhile, over 20 members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) from Nakifuma constituency also joined the party.

While welcoming the new entrants, Joel Ssenyonyi, the party spokesman urged them to stick to the cause.

“Some people come here to raise their bargaining powers and after that, they go to Museveni and ask for money and small things. I ask you to desist from that and know that we are fighting for a national cause not those small things,” Senyonyi said.

Response to Museveni

Ssenyonyi also weighed in on Museveni’s address concerning murder incidents among the People Power supporters.

“We want to take over the country. As a leader, if you don’t have what to say just keep quiet.
Museveni should just tell us that he is no longer capable of ruling the country so that we, the young generation, can take over. We shall take care of him,” Ssenyonyi said.

David Louis Rubongoya, the party Secretary General said that the party legal council will file 18 cases across all the Courts of Law in Uganda, East Africa and other Courts in the world against the government and individual security personals on these cases.

Selecting Flag Bearers

Rubongoya said that the party has empowered the Elections Management Committee led by Aisha Walukamba to take over the elections process.

“Where we have two candidates demanding for one card, we shall carry out a vetting process and we shall also send people on ground to see who has more support and they will also appear before the committee. Lastly, no corruption attempt will be tolerated,” he said.

Conditions for contestants

Walukamba, the chairperson of the NUP electoral committee, said that the candidates shall undergo the following criteria.

“Education is a must. An MP or LC5 chairperson should have a minimum of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). Others can at least have attained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) level. What you have done for the party, loyalty for the party, good personal conduct, value addition to NUP, small financial ability and the ability of managing the position of your choice,” she noted.

Ssenyonyi said that the party is not looking for rich people but people who are capable of leading.


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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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