Kampala, Uganda — The National Unity Platform principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has today urged all aspiring candidates seeking People Power endorsement to either make a conclusive decision to join the party or stay where they feel contented.
Bobi seeks to answer the lingering question over candidates who are already labelling themselves affiliates of the People Power movement and yet they are reluctant to vacating the political formations to which they subscribe.
Speaking at the press conference held at the NUP/PP headquarters in Kamwokya today, the presidential hopeful remarked that, “We don’t want to be confused by politicians, you are either for National Unity Platform or not.” He added that Ugandan laws have never accommodated double political subscription.
“Uganda’s laws do not allow a person to belong to two political formations, there is no NUP/FDC, NUP/DP or NUP/UPC. You are either for NUP or not,” he emphasised.
Bobi’s clarification comes at a time when several political actors like the aspiring Kampala woman MP, Dr. Stella Nyanzi say they belong to both the movement and their political parties.
“I am a member of the FDC who subscribes to the People Power,” Stella routinely says in her media interviews.
Bobi seeks to sieve off the short foresighted individuals who only want to ride on his wave to achieve their individual agenda and yet NUP/PP has a liberation struggle to achieve as opposed to grooming salary earners in office. Uganda’s political arena has for long been dominated by self seekers who ride on the then existing waves to win their respective seats.
The People Power high command says now that they have a political vehicle dubbed NUP, it will be mandatory for all aspirants to take allegiance to the party before they are issued nominations and endorsements to contest for the various elective offices in the country.