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Bobi Wine Under Fire Over “Illegal” Acquisition of NUP

National Unity Platform (NUP) President and also Kyadondo East Legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine is under fire for allegedly acquiring the Nup party illegally. In a new twist of events, Advocate James Byamkuma has petitioned the Electoral Commission for illegally amending the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) Political party Constitution.

According to Byamuka, the change of the party’s name and leadership and name were done illegally and thus asks the EC to reconsider the process.

Reacting to the allegation, Kyagulanyi termed this as panic.

“The regime has been thrown into a pandemonium seeing millions of Ugandans who have embraced the idea. They first tried to downplay us, but that did not work. The thousands of people, including leaders who have been flocking our offices to register have scared the hell out of them,” Kyagulanyi noted.

To Kyagulanyi, the regime’s cause for panic stems from how Kyagulanyi managed to secure a new party (NUP) clandestinely without the regime’s knowledge.

“A few days back, we dropped a bombshell that threw them into a state of panic. We had been doing all processes legally but quietly for some months,” He said.

Kyagulanyi further stated that his efforts to have a political party had been frustrated since 2019 until this year when he finally landed NUP presidency.

“When we tried to reserve the name ‘People Power’ in 2019, we found that the regime had deployed its apologists to reserve the name so as to block us from registering a Political Party,” Kyagulanyi said.