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Bobi Wine ‘Overthrown’ as NUP President

A faction of the National Unity Platform (NUP) has fired Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as its president, replacing him with Moses Nkonge Kibalama. 

Meeting at Jevine Hotel in Kampala’s Rubaga Division, party delegates appointed Kibalama to serve as NUP President for two years.

The delegates accused Bobi Wine, Rubongoya and others of failing to offer leadership, steering the party in the wrong direction and of flouting a memorandum of understanding that saw the rebranding of National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURDP) to NUP in 2019.

Bobi Wine, a 2021 presidential candidate, was appointed the party’s Foreign Affairs Secretary.

Also fired was Party Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya, who has been succeeded by Simbwa Kagombe and Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi who will be replaced by Gideon Tugume as party spokesperson.

Benjamin Katana has also been replaced by Jimmy Ssasi Waiga as treasurer.

Mr Kyagulanyi has been appointed as the Party’s Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

But The Pearl Times understands that the NUP is supposed to hold its delegates conference in 2025, and not 2022.

This is not the first time Kibalama is seeking to snatch his former party from Bobi Wine, a pop star who came second in last year’s presidential election, losing to President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni.

In September 2020, Kibalama sought to overthrow Bobi Wine from the NUP presidency over reports that he had failed to pay him Shs18bn, the ‘selling price’ for the party. (Read Story Here).

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