By KGR Reporter,
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the president of the National Unity Platform party has announced his nationwide tour starting next week to open his party offices and mobilize support.
Speaking to the media in Kampala today, Hon. Kyagulanyi said unlike Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the president’s son who is barred by law from campaigning because he is still a serving military officer, the law allows politicians to reach out to the people.
Hon. Kyagulanyi said that he is aware of the fact that the last time his party tried to hold a nationwide mobilization campaign, they were stopped by the security but this will not deter them from trying again. Hon. Kyagulanyi speaking1………
For his part, David Lewis Rubongoya, the party’s Secretary General said they have fulfilled all the necessary requirements to hold their meetings, including written to the Inspector General of Police, and the Electoral Commission and have already booked venues where their public rallies will take place.
On allegations that NUP has not supported its member of parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya who is currently in the Netherlands receiving medical care over what some media outlets have suggested to be cancer complications, Mr. Kyagulanyi said his party is working together with parliament to ensure that this matter is handled but that the patient should not be used by those seeking political capital to discredit his own party. Hon. Kyagulanyi speaking2……..
On the scandals in the FDC where a section of senior party leaders has accused Nandala Mafabi and Patrick Amuriat Oboi of obtaining money to ostensibly fight the NUP, Kyagulanyi said although such allegations were unfortunate, they were not surprising.
He said he welcomed the decision by the World Bank to put a moratorium on loans for Uganda over the Anti-gay Act that was signed into law by the president recently but saddened by the selective way in which it looks at human rights in Uganda that beyond gay rights and must be promoted equally. END