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    A Tale Of Two NUP Party Headquarters; NUP MPs Told To Report To Lubaga Not Kamwokya; They Are Masqueraders Being Used By The State – Bobi Wine’s Group Warns…

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    Bobi Wine and his Kamwokya Headquarters (top) and Kibalama's new headquarters in Lubaga (bottom)

    Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) has blasted Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s group for trying to steal the party.

    In statement released today 21st June, 2022, NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi noted that Kibalama and his group are masqueraders.

    “We have seen reports of some people masquerading as leaders of NUP. Previously, the same people told court that the State had coached them to tell lies against the legitimate leadership of NUP,” Senyonyi’s statement reads in part.

    He added, “It is clear the State continues to use them in the hope that they will undermine the leadership of NUP and throw the party into disarray. These attempts are futile, and they will in no way derail us.

    “We call on the public to treat these masqueraders with the contempt they deserve. We also send a stern warning to these masqueraders, the full wrath of the law will be unleashed on them over their fraudulent tendencies.”

    Earlier today, Kibalama’s NUP addressed the press at their new party headquarters in Lubaga Division where they vowed that they had finally divorced their marriage with the Kamwokya group.

    According to Kibalama’s leadership, they held a delegates’ conference on 27th May 2022 at A4D Hotel in Mbalala, Mukono district in accordance to the NUP Constitution Article 11(4) subsection (1) where they took over the ownership of the party.

    During the meeting, Moses Kibalama Nkonge was elected new party leader ending Bobi Wine’s rule at the helm.

    The group said that the agreement they signed with Kyagulanyi’s group on 10th July, 2020 ended.

    They insisted that they have written several letters to Kyagulanyi’s group on the matter which have went unanswered.

    “Our party has decided, we no longer want to deal with them (Bobi Wine’s group). We have now elected new leadership and the Kamwokya based leadership should report to CEC as early as yesterday. Kyagulanyi knows very well what is in the aggrements including his brother Fred Nyanzi,” Kibalama said.

    The Secretary to the Kibalama NUP party Gideon Tugume told the media then that the meeting also resolved and seconded Bobi Wine to be appointed as the party’s foreign Affairs Secretary because he knows how to mobilise for funds especially from abroad.

    The Kamwokya based leadership was told to hand over all NUP Materials and instruments.

    Tugume advised NUP Members of Parliament to report to their Lubaga offices because that is where the newly elected leadership now sits.

    “This is not a game, these boys have since failed to respect the party leadership and this is the right time to act. The parliamentary committee members and leader of opposition will remain till their terms of office end,” Tugume said.

    He added that Kibalama’s NUP will soon be joining IPOD.

     

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    MASTERS OF CHAOS! Minister Mao Warns Bobi Wine To Prepare For The Worst From Mpuuga, DP Block Politicians…

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    NUP boss Bobi Wine. Inset L is DP's Norbert Mao and R inset is Matthias Mpuuga

    Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister who also doubles as the Democratic Party President General Norbert Mao has warned National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) to prepare for the worst from Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba and members of the DP Block.

    Exclusively speaking to theGrapevine, Mao explain that when he saw Mpuuga and his friends who were formally members of Suubi, a political pressure group and DP party crossing to NUP, he envisioned what is happening right now.

    He added that the said people were a problem to DP and when they joined NUP, the DP problem crossed to Bobi Wine.

    Bobi Wine is under attack from members of his party who crossed from DP to NUP. They have even threatened to reveal their next political action next month at Mpuuga’s thanks giving ceremony where Charles Peter Mayiga the Buganda Kingdom premier is expected as the Chief Guest.

    Highly placed sources revealed that Mpuuga and his group are planning to reveal a new political pressure group which will tour the entire country getting views from their supporters concerning their next course of action after disagreeing with Bobi Wine’s leadership.

    George Musisi, one of lawyers for NUP accused Mpuuga’s blue eyed boy Samuel Lubega Mukaku of supporting the NUP faction led by Moses Kibalama.

    Sources allege that Mpuuga’s faction are confident that Court is going to declare Bobi Wine’s leadership at NUP illegal and the party will return into the hands of Kibalama a move they think will give them the opportunity to use NUP as a vehicle in the 2026 general elections.

    Other sources claim that Mpuuga and group are planning to use Buganda Kingdom leadership structures from the village level to mobilize support in Buganda come 2026.

    Mpuuga is confident that it was Buganda structures that helped Bobi Wine to defeat President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his NRM party in Buganda and without them, Bobi will lose.

    However, Nakaseke South legislator Paulson Lutamaguzi Ssemakula rubbished Mpuuga’s political calculations explaining that Bobi Wine will remain strong whether Buganda’s Mayiga supports him or not.

    He asserts that Bwanika and Mpuuga are working for President Museveni and he has always deployed them whenever election period approaches and help him to divide and disorganize the opposition.

    Ssemakula said that in 2021, when Bobi Wine was planning to work with Dr. Kizza Besigye, Bwanika abused Dr. Besigye and accussed him of working for Museveni to distract Baganda.

    He added that in 2006, Bwanika swore an affidavit in support of Museveni against Dr. Besigye before the Supreme Court and his evidence saved Museveni and stamped his win.

    However, Bwanika also accuses Bobi Wine of working for Museveni to stop the opposition from taking state power.

    The Bobi Wine/Mpuuga misunderstanding deepened when Bobi Wine ordered him to apologise to the nation and return the Shs500m bribe he admittedly received from the parliamentary Commission as a reward for being a good Leader of Opposition in parliament. Mpuuga was also told to resign from the office of the Commissioner of parliament which he declined to do.

    Bobi Wine also suspended Mpuuga from the office the national vice president in charge of Buganda region on top of sending him to the party disciplinary committee.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Panic Among Ministers, M7 Set To Hold Cabinet Sittings At His Kisozi Farm With Tough Conditions…

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    Ministers have started panicking upon learning that very soon, their boss President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is set to hold cabinet meetings from his Kisozi country home.

    Highly placed State House sources revealed that Museveni wants to test the knowledge of his ministers when it comes to issues of fighting poverty among Ugandans through government programs.

    “The president is tired of hearing his ministers telling people to participate in government programs like Parish Development Modal, Emyooga, the four acre farming modal and others. He now wants to know and challenge them on which other initiatives they have put in place to fight poverty among the communities surrounding them,” a source said.

    The source added that ministers are going to be given enough time to make submissions concerning their own initiatives with evidence showing how the public has benefited from them.

    He added that the president is also going to invite experts on development and those producing farming products with value addition to lecture ministers on how their communities can benefit from them.

    Museveni recently boasted of how he fought poverty among his neighbours in Kisozi.

    The President disclosed that as a way of appreciating his efforts, his neighbors have started giving him money and other products to thank him for the advice he gave them and they are no longer begging him by blocking him to ask for money when he is driving to his farm.

    “In the 2026 presidential campaign, the President doesn’t want Museveni Abeewo, he wants his campaign team to stick to developmental issues which help Ugandans to fight poverty,” a source said.

    The cabinet meetings at Kisozi are also expected to be attended by NRM officials from the party Secretariat, those from the Offices of the National Chairperson in Kyambogo and other top government officials.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Why Kasyate Is Resigning From KCCA Juicy PRO Job…

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    Simon Kasyate

    The Mighty Grapevine has exclusively learnt that flamboyant veteran journalist Simon Kasyate has tendered in his resignation.

    Sources claim that Kasyate, who is as the Head Public & Corporate Affairs at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) tendered in his resignation letter after learning that the Public Service Commission had started the process of recruiting his replacement.

    The Public Service Commission started the process of looking for Kasyate’s replacement in 2023, through public advertising in the local dailies.

    Through his State House contacts, it is alleged Kasyate managed to secure the KCCA PRO job without following the required process of recruiting government workers.

    theGrapevine made several phone calls to Kasyate for a comment but they went unanswered.

    Before joining KCCA, Kasyate was the spokesperson for the European Union (EU), ESKOM, MasterCard Foundation among other top institutions.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe  

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