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    Bobi Wine Narrates How Mafia Stole, Registered And Reserved People Power Name…

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    Today morning, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine launched a new political party named the National Unity Party ahead of 2021 polls.

    Kyagulanyi revealed that all People Power candidates will use the umbrella as their symbol and will soon reveal the leaders in the various political party positions.

    “When we started the People Power Movement about three years ago, we had lengthy discussions about whether or not to register a political party. Our analysis led us to the conclusion that it was both untimely and impractical to form a political party. In any case, we were alive to the fact that the regime would foil any attempt to register People Power as a political party,” Bobi Wine said.

    He added that they tried to register People Power but someone had flagged and reserved it.

    “Indeed, at the end of 2018, our legal team tried to reserve the name People Power, just in case we needed to formally register at some point. As expected, we found that this name had been reserved and flagged so that we could not register it. Since then, we have continued to struggle as a political and social movement advocating for change. Therefore, while we believe so much in multi-party democracy, we knew that the present circumstances have been largely restrictive of political parties. You have all observed the challenges encountered by parties such as the FDC. Our view then was that we should maintain the People Power Movement as the glue that brings all people together, regardless of their political affiliations,” he said.

    Bobi Wine with People Power Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi unveiling the Umbrella as the party symbol

    He added, “However, for weeks and months, there is one question which everyone has been asking us. What symbol shall we use in this election? A few weeks back when we announced the call for expression of interest, over 10,000 people responded so that they run under our platform. Every day, we have been receiving countless calls about one thing- what is the symbol?

    Expectedly, all our people would want to have a uniform symbol for liberation. They know that if they go into this election as independents, the regime will ensure that the symbol which I have is not available to any other of our candidates. Therefore we must act, and act now. And today, I am very happy to announce the answer to this question.”

    “Therefore, today I stand here to announce to the nation that we are unveiling the National Unity Platform as the political wing of the People Power Movement. The National Unity Platform is a political organisation duly registered with the Electoral Commission and our symbol is an umbrella. This symbol is definitely one of the things that attracted us to this political organisation because like we have said over and over again, we believe in national unity. We believe in having a platform that will bring in all oppressed Ugandans, and that is why we are launching the National Unity Platform whose symbol is an umbrella,” he said.

    People Power members during the unveiling of their new political party National Unity Party (NUP)

    On the issue of politicians who already belong to other established political parties but also subscribe to People Power, Bobi wine said they are in the process of formalising the People Power Alliance.

    “I know there are those who may ask themselves where this leaves comrades and fellow leaders who belong to other registered political organisations. Friends, we are People Power. In the coming days, we shall embark on the process of formalising the People Power Alliance. The People Power Alliance shall be comprised of different political formations which we have been working with and those that will be willing to join us. Formal engagements with many of these brothers and sisters have already been ongoing and they will continue,” he said.

    “Let me reiterate that what we are launching today is largely a symbol and a political platform that will usher us into the 2021 election. ‘Akabonero’ umbrella. But we shall continue to do activities as the People Power Movement. Friends, this is not a new phenomenon. Throughout history, liberation strugglists have often found themselves having to run their course with a political wing and an activist or military wing. The ANC is a political party in South Africa, but circumstances demanded that they form an armed wing called uMkhonto we Sizwe. The examples are so many. In our case, we have consistently said that we are a non-violent movement and we have no plans of establishing a military wing. What we are doing today is to launch a political wing of our Movement so as to ensure that our mission to use the election as a strategy within the liberation struggle succeeds,” he said.

     

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    ‘You Must Pay For Your Sins’ Tycoon Balaam Insists Pastor Mondo’s Shs5Bn Fraud Court Case To Proceed Even If He Meets  President Museveni

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    President Yoweri Museveni’s chief mobilizer, also prominent events promoter cum city businessman Balaam Barugahara has revealed that controversial city pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha’s case in which he, together with others at large, allegedly fleeced over Shs5Bn from unsuspecting Ugandans will proceed even if he meets the president.

    Exclusively speaking to the Grapevine on Wednesday January 13th, 2021, Balaam insisted that the recent meeting between Museveni, Makerere Kikoni based House of Prayer Ministries International pastor Aloysius Bugingo, Nansana’s World Ministries church pastor Wilson Bugembe, Evangelical Truth Ministries (ETM)’s Brother Ronnie Makabai and others a few days ago was not about discussing Mondo’s case, because he has to pay for his sins should he be found guilty.

    “The meeting was not about Court cases. If you commit your cases, face the law but don’t drag the President into your court matters. It should be the Court to determine Pastor Mondo’s fate,” Balaam, who was replying to questions about Mondo’s fate and word that he want to reach out to president Msueveni to intervene in his case, said.

    Mondo is facing a five billion fraud case in the Anti-Corruption together with singer Maggie Kayima, pastor Siraje Ssemanda of Bombo Revival Church and singer Catherine Kusasira.

    Prosecution alleges that the said suspects together with others at large fraudulently obtained the said money from fellow religious leaders  and unsuspecting Ugandans after they purported to be operating on behalf  of President Museveni, First Lady Janet  Kataha Museveni and Gen. Salim Saleh, whose names they used to hoodwink their victims that they would secure them government contracts and jobs, until they were busted by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.

    Balaam added that he accepted to mobilize support for President Museveni so that he could win tomorrow’s presidential elections and urged all Christians to mobilize for his support in their respective churches.

    He insisted that it’s not illegal for religious leaders to mobilize support for Museveni because he has seen a lot of Catholic priests, especially those from Masaka district, mobilizing support for National Unity platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine and nothing has been done to them.

    He however refuted claims that pastors were given bags of money to facilitate their mobilization efforts for president Museveni.

    “All those men are very rich, they are driving very powerful vehicles, for how much can they be bought,” Balaam asked.

     

     

    By Arilabaki Sengooba

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    Ready For Action: Security Takes Over All Kampala City Buildings Rooftops To Police Electoral Process…

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    The Uganda Police Force have revealed that state security agencies have taken over and will dominate all the roof tops of arcades and other raised buildings within Kampala Metropolitan policing area during and after the electoral process in a bid to thwart any possible violence.

    Superintendent of Police SP Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) publicist, disclosed that the development is an extensive security measure towards the country’s peaceful general election.

    Onyango revealed that in the recent violent riots that occurred in November 2020, in and around Kampala, police intelligence and CCTV footage analyses have shown that the people who were commanding the rioters were operating from rooftops of arcades, where they would base to give instructions to their people.

    He said that; “They used the roof tops as observation posts to monitor movements of security personnel.”

    The Police spokesperson also recalled how just a fortnight ago, security personnel who were on a routine patrol were pelted with stones that were being thrown from  the roof top of Nabukera Auto Parts  arcade.

    “On 11/1/2021, around 18:30hrs at Kiseka, Kyaggwe Road, security personnel who were on foot patrol were being pelted with stones. On checking they saw a man on the roof top of one of the arcades aiming at them with a bow and arrow. In self-defense they shot him and he was injured, but later died at Mulago Hospital. He was identified as Mukiibi Elijah. The exhibits of bow and arrows were recovered and exhibited at CPS Kampala,” Onyango revealed.

    Following the above incidents, security agencies today held a meeting with the business community and arcade owners to devise solutions on how to protect the buildings, business premises, traders, customers and security personnel.

    The meeting was held at CPS Kampala Boardroom and was chaired by the Commandant KMP, CP Moses Kafeero. It was also attended by the Commandant Military Police, Col. Keith Katungi and other senior security personnel.

    The meeting resolved that security agencies should immediately take over and dominate all the roof tops of arcades and other raised buildings within Kampala Metropolitan Area, and have access control to the roof tops, whereby only personnel in uniform will be allowed the same.

    A resolution was also reached upon that there will be regulation of hawkers not to access the arcades, and that for smooth flow of business, both the business community and security pledged to work together for the development of the country.

     

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    Sodo Narrates How Gen. M7, Gen. Saleh, Gen. Muhoozi Forced Him Out of Mawogola North MP Race In Favor Of Minister Kutesa’s Daughter…

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    Godfrey Aine Kaguta alias Sodo, the younger brother of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has narrated how members of the First  family ‘forced’ him out of the Mawogola North parliamentary race in favour of Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa’s daughter, Shartis Musherure Namatovu.

    Speaking to NTV Uganda on Wednesday, Sodo narrated that he was summoned by Museveni, who is his also his father, because he is the heir of late Amos Kaguta, their father, for an emergency meeting.

    He stated that the meeting took place on Sunday evening at Entebbe State House and was only attended by First Family members who included: Gen. Museveni, Gen. Kaleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh, tycoon Michael Nuwagira alias Toyota and Shadrack Nowomugisha Nzaire, plus Lt. Gen.  Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

    Others in the meeting were Minister Kutesa and Sodo’s rival  Musherure, who is Lt. Gen. Muhoozi’s sister-in-law.”

    “There were allegations from Kutesa that our supporters were attacking each other. Mzee Museveni decided that I should pull out because if we were fighting then there was nothing we were going to do for people of Mawogola North Constituency,” Sodo said.

    He added that due to the respect he has for  Museveni and other First Family members he painfully decided to pull out of the race.

    He however  insisted that he will not support Kutesa’s daughter in tomorrow’s  elections, even though he is going to vote for other National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidates including Museveni.

    Credible Sources revealed to the Grapevine that Museveni promised to give Sodo a governmental assignment although his supporters were not happy and still insist that he (Sodo) had his beak wetted by the Kutesa family before he accepted to pull out.

    This website also established that Museveni’s decision to talk Sodo into opting out of the race came after he received intelligence that his brother might be defeated by Kutesa’s daughter.

    According to our State House sources, Museveni was briefed that Sodo was assisted by security operatives who allowed foreigners that are not on the national Electoral Commission voters’ register to vote  for him in Mawogola during the NRM primaries in which he purportedly defeated Musherure.

    Sources added that Museveni has been scared by the way his family has been divided because of the fight between Sodo and Musherure who are both members of the First Family.

    Source said that Museveni told his family members that Sodo’s being fighting with Musherure casts his name in bad light because Ugandans had shifted the fight between the two competitors to depict it as being between Museveni and Kutesa.

    Others sources told this website that Museveni has put Musherure in a humiliation trap because he is well aware that many NRM supporters in Mawogola are not willing to vote for her due to the overstay of her father as a Member of Parliament and they are looking for change.

    Sources also said that many of Sodo’s supporters are threatening not to vote for Musherure and vowing that they will vote for independent candidate Salim Kiseka, who is also a NRM-leaning candidate.

     

    By Arilabaki Ssengooba

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