Bobi Wine NUP to Form a shadow cabinet

National Unity Platform Party led by Bobi Wine, which currently has majority seats in the 11th Parliament, is taking over leadership of the Opposition in the House from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) that has held the baton for three five-year terms.

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Rubonya also said that the party is in consultation to form a shadow cabinet and fill the other parliamentary positions.

“The Shadow Cabinet will be selected after this other side (Executive) announce their cabinet, and we are consulting with our comrades because we are looking at these positions as mission-oriented to aid the struggle,” Rubongoya said.

On Thursday, May 27, NUP founding member Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe alleged a deliberate move by the party’s leadership to hijack the party by sidelining the founders/promoters of the party.

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“The promoters must always be part of the decision-making organ of the party which has not been implemented. Because of the breach of an MoU, the party is now portrayed as a Kyagulanyi, Rukiri and Ssenyonyi NUP party,” Ssimbwa said.

While addressing a press conference in Kampala, Ssimbwa said several attempts, including writing to seek the redress of matters at hand to be resolved, have fallen on deaf ears for reasons not explained.

“As the founders, we want to bring it to the attention of the president and the secretary-general to take note that in such ways of violation, they should be looking forward to preparing for a review for the same,” he added.

While responding to the allegations, NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi accused the party’s founders of seceding their positions during the delegates conference after losing in the elections.

“We told them to stick with us so that we can move forward together, but they refused and took us to court, and it was clear that they were looking for ways of getting some little money from us, but the court threw out their case because it lacked merit,” Ssenyonyi explained.

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NUP, formerly National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP), was led by Moses Nkonge Kibalama from December 2004 until July 2020.

On July 14, 2020, Bobi Wine assumed leadership of the party. It was declared the party flag-bearer in the January 2021 Ugandan presidential elections, which he lost to the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni.

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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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