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Bobi Wine cleared by UNEB over birth details

Bobi Wine cleared by UNEB over birth details

AFRICA
It all looks like the controversial public interest city lawyer, Male Mabirizi has once again lost another case, this time around, it’s not the age limit case but it’s a case he filed against the 2021 Uganda Presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. On 10th August, Mr Mabirizi applied to the Electoral Commission requesting certified copies of academic papers Bobi Wine provided during his nomination for the bye-election for Kyadondo East Constituency in 2017 to verify whether the National Unity Platform(NUP) leader indeed possesses the said credentials. This was mainly due to Bobi Wine’s peculiar completion of A’level at age 16, O-level at 13 and Primary Leaving Examination at 9 as was reflected on the parliamentary website. The academic papers ...
Mukaaku denies being sacked by Bobi Wine

Mukaaku denies being sacked by Bobi Wine

AFRICA
Rubaga South Member of Parliament (MP) hopeful Walter Lubega Mukaaku has denied allegations circulating in the media that the National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi, sacked him from the party's electoral commission (EC) committee. Earlier this week, Kyagulanyi reshuffled some of the members who were on the party's EC, dropping Makaaku who has been the vice-chairperson and Margaret Rugumba. During a media briefing which was chaired by Mukaaku, Medard Sseggona and their supporters in Rubaga, Mukaaku revealed that he had not been sacked but had a big load on his shoulders and requested Kyagulanyi to relieve him of some duties. "I was not sacked, I decided to step back from my duty as the EC vice-chairperson but this does not mean that I have left the party, I am ...
Mwenda not satisfied with Bobi Wine’s nomination as NUP flag-bearer

Mwenda not satisfied with Bobi Wine’s nomination as NUP flag-bearer

AFRICA
Veteran Journalist Andrew Mwenda said he will be challenging the nomination of Robert Kyagulanyi as the flag-bearer for the National Unity Platform Party (NUP) in the upcoming 2021 elections. Mwenda claims Kyagulanyi’s nomination is an outcome of a “rigged” and undemocratic process having been denied participation in the election. Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine was on Friday nominated unopposed as presidential flag bearer for his party to contest for president of Uganda in the forthcoming 2021 elections. According to the party’s electoral commission, Kyagulanyi was the only person who expressed interest in the position. However, Mwenda says he was not informed about the deadline for closing nominations for NUP flag-bearer, yet he was still filling the papers to...
UGANDA: Mwenda blasts NUP for giving him Wrong Nomination forms

UGANDA: Mwenda blasts NUP for giving him Wrong Nomination forms

AFRICA, UGANDA
Argumentative Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has taken to his Twitter account to brand the National Unity Platform (NUP)lairs for claiming that he picked the wrong nomination forms for the position of NUP president. Mwenda claims he was welcomed by youthful officials at the Kamwokya based headquarters who handed him the right forms for the presidency and not of the local council as alleged by the NUP spokesperson. In a rather detailed tweet, Mwenda posts a picture of forms he picked and filled and hen goes on to write; “These are the forms I picked and are now filling for presidential candidate on NUP ticket! Yet spokesperson, Joel Senyonyi, had the audacity to claim I picked forms for youths and local councils. Can he show how this form is not for president but for local c...
NUP supporters delighted by EU Ambassadors visit

NUP supporters delighted by EU Ambassadors visit

AFRICA
A delegation of eight European Union ambassadors yesterday visited Hon. Kyagulanyi. The meeting took place at his party secretariat in kamwokya. Shortly later Bobi Wine posted on his social media to confirm this. The agenda for the four hour meeting remain undisclosed. Another party member Hussein Muyonjo aka Swengere also confirmed the visit. Swengere posted while jubilating that this is an achievement for the new party to attract the attention of EU. Other members are also confirming the same by posting on their social media accounts. The praises are continuing from different party members. One said who knew that EU could roll in the ghettos of kamwokya. That means they will follow us in all other ghettos of the country. Another one wrote, keep calling us arrogant and ghetto fo...
UGANDA: Some people want  me dead over handing party to Bobi Wine,  Mzei Kibalama

UGANDA: Some people want me dead over handing party to Bobi Wine, Mzei Kibalama

AFRICA, UGANDA
Former president of the National Unity Platform, Mzei Moses Kibalama has said that he has been receiving death threats ever since he handed over the party leadership to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine. The NUP, formerly registered as National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) was officially handed over to Kyagulanyi and unveiled to the wider public in July. It has since its launch been a subject of debate in the country’s politics ahead of the 2021 general election. While clarifying on some key issues surrounding the party, Kibalama said that he is living in fear because of unknown people who are tracking his movements. “I am receiving death threats from unknown people accusing me of handing over the party to Robert Kyagulanyi.They ...
UGANDA: Differences in Bobi Wine’s party

UGANDA: Differences in Bobi Wine’s party

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Electoral Commission has received a petition from some people belonging to the original party challenging the method in which Kyagulanyi became the leader The founding members of NURP have also lodged a complaint to the Electoral Commission (EC) under Sections 4 and 21 of the Political Parties and Organisations Act, 2005, punching holes into what they described as the "unlawful" and "illegal" transactions that underpinned Bobi Wine's takeover of their party. Yesterday, the EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, confirmed receiving the petition. "We have received a petition from some people belonging to the original party challenging the method in which Kyagulanyi became the leader. They say they were not consulted as members of the party," Byabakama told journalists. There ...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine launches NUP membership cards, to cost UGX1000Shs

UGANDA: Bobi Wine launches NUP membership cards, to cost UGX1000Shs

AFRICA, UGANDA
Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has launched membership cards of his new National Unity Platform (NUP) party. The membership cards, according to the party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi will go for shs 1000. Party president Robert Kyagulanyi said that a few weeks ago, their People Power movement was criticized by some politicians and members of the public for being disorganized but he is immensely proud of the new structures and organization that they have embarked on. “Others went to the extent of advising us to get a centre number since the 2021 elections are seen as a democratic examination,” “It is my pleasure to re-announce to them that yes, we have a centre number and we have a home. The National Unity Platform,” ...