Every passing day, National Unity Platform (NUP), which is Uganda’s newest political party headed by musician-turned-politician Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine continues to arouse more controversy.
The controversy has mainly been brought about by the fact that just a few weeks after it was launched at its headquarters in Kamwokya, Kampala, it has so far registered hundreds of aspirants for different positions ahead of the 2021 general elections in February.
A group of over 80 people from the field of arts also recently joined the party and were unveiled for the whole world to see. The latest entrants who joined Bobi Wine under NUP are the 10 Members of Parliament from Democratic Party, DP (DP Bloc) on Thursday.
The 10 MPs who include Mathias Mpuuga, Joseph Ssewungu, Medard Ssegona, Betty Nambooze, Muwanga Kivumbi , Allan Ssewanyana, Ssempala Kigozi, Ssentongo Robinah, Veronica Namaganda and Florence Namayanja didn’t join alone but also with others from DP though not MPs, including veteran singer Jose Chameleone who is the party’s chief mobliser, and is one of the Kampala City Mayoral aspirants come next year.
The Leone Island together with the others were unveiled on Thursday at NUP offices and handed their membership cards .
As I joined the many oppressed Ugandans in the struggle to liberate our selves and our country I also celebrate my alliance with the NATIONAL UNITY PLATFORM with all comrades in the joint force to redeem our democracy and freedom come 2021. PEOPLE POWER, OUR POWER. Chameleone posted on his social media platforms
Meanwhile, Chameleone’s alliance with NUP comes in at a time when his cooperation with Bobi Wine and People Power is at its peak and he has not once or twice been seen at People Power gatherings.