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150 NRM members defect to NUP



A total of 153 supporters from different political parties have defected to the Opposition National Unity Platform NUP.

The new supporters from other political parties including NRM were received by a group of NUP top leaders headed by their Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu at their party headquarters in Kamwokya on Tuesday.

In his welcoming address, Kyagulanyi has condemned the persistent abductions that are witnessed every the other day in the country with the latest being of one Haruna Lukyamuzi, a NUP foot soldier who revealed to the gathering a touching story how he was treated while in the hands of his abductors for two months over allegations of planning to burn a police post.

He reminded Ugandans that nobody is safe in the country not even be protected by the law citing the Kampala based businessman Hamis Kiggundu aka Ham who once glorified those in government but claims they are mooting for his downfall if not his life.

He challenged the security personnel to do their roles responsibly but also challenged the government to improve on their remuneration to avoid acts against the citizens and their masters.

NUP statement;

Earlier today (Tuesday) at our headquarters, we were delighted to welcome new members into the Party. These individuals have decided to unite with us, coming from various political formations in Uganda, with a significant number transitioning from the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

We are built on the fundamental principle of inclusivity and the belief that a united front can bring about positive change for our nation. We are thrilled to see individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and political affiliations recognize the importance of this shared vision.

The decision of our new members to join us signifies a growing desire for a fresh approach to governance, one that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of the Ugandan people. It reflects their belief in the core values we uphold, such as social justice, equality, and the pursuit of a prosperous future for all citizens.

President Bobi Wine also used the occasion to address the country on a number of key issues that are collectively affecting the country, ranging from the continued abductions of our supporters to the current state of insecurity, among others.

Some of the NRM defectors who crossed to NUP on June 13, 2023
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Sad; NUP abducted Councillor held incommunicado for 25 days now



Today marks 25 days since this comrade Muwanga Owen Martin was abducted by the military! He remains under incommunicado detention. He is an elected Councillor in Kyengera, and impassioned activist. Ironically, he was taken away by heavily armed operatives moving in a drone UAL 119V as he returned home after the screening of the Documentary about the gross violations of human rights. Although the police spokesperson admitted that he is in the custody of ‘security’, he has neither been produced in court. His family, lawyers, doctors, and friends have all been denied access to him. Today, our legal team will be asking court to issue a Habeas Corpus order for his release. Very sad state of affairs! #BringBackOurPeople

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Bobi Wine outraged by rampant poverty in Oyam



President Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine was today outraged by the obscene poverty in Oyam District and Northern Uganda at large.

Bobi had gone to drum up for support for the NUP candidate Daniel Okello who is tussling it out with four other candidates.

In his message, Bobi expressed his disgust at the NRM regime which he says has impoverished the people of Northern Uganda.

Bobi Wine statement;

We spent the day in Oyam North Constituency preaching the message of liberation to our people there! The population in Northern Uganda has been deliberately impoverished and subdued. The levels of poverty are unbelievable. It was very painful seeing old people asking us if we moved with some food because they are starving! The NRM machinery only comes around during elections. It is then that these people get to see the “government” through the long military convoys driving around regime officials! It is during elections that these people are bribed with as little as 500 Uganda shillings and given new empty promises.

Well, we made several stop-overs around the constituency with our comrade Daniel Okello, and yet again reminded these people about the extent of the problem our country faces and everyone’s duty to deliver our nation from this mess. I am grateful to our people for the overwhelming reception, despite all the intimidation and military deployment everywhere! Uganda will be free!

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MP Zaake to be heard today



Parliament retrieves Zaake’s govt car
Mr Francis Zaake, the Mityana Municipality legislator. PHOTO/FILE |

The Constitutional Court will today begin re-hearing the 2022 impeachment case of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP), Francis Zaake.

Zaake petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking its declaration to, among other things; overturn his controversial removal from the position of commissioner of parliament for allegedly insulting Speaker Anita Among on social media.

This was after Zaake and his lawyer complained of a delayed judgment on June 5 before the court’s administrator Justice Geoffrey Kiryabiwre who informed them that court suffered manpower shortage on quorum following the promotion of Justice Steven Musota to the Supreme Court.

Justice Musota was among the five justices who heard Zaake’s petition in June 2022.

Other justices are; Catherine Bamugemereire, Christopher Izama Madrama, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi, and Irene Mulyagonja.

In his petition, Zaake details the events that took place prior to his alleged removal.

He also claims that each member of the parliament’s committee on Rules, Privileges, and Discipline, who participated in his removal, received a kick-back of Shs6 million.

A total of 155 MPs voted to remove Zaake from the position after being found guilty of disparaging the speaker.

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