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    Bobi Wine Set To Announce Joint Political Pressure Group With Dr. Besigye Before 2026 General Elections, NUP Legislators In Panic…

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    National Unity Platform (NUP) legislators are panicking after learning that their principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) is very soon going to announce a joint political pressure group with four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye before 2026 general elections.

    Highly placed sources at NUP Secretariat revealed that Bobi Wine is pushing for the formation of a joint political pressure group after receiving intelligence information that there are ongoing meetings between a section of his party legislators and a section of the disgruntled leaders of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who are opposing Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Nathan Nandala Mafabi leadership.

    Sources claim that the FDC faction led by Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago and others have plans not to contest on the FDC ticket in the coming 2026 general elections because they are likely to form a political pressure group which they will use as a vehicle to stand on independent ticket to contest for political positions.

    NUP legislators who are in talks with the Ssemujju faction in FDC are very sure that Bobi Wine is not going to support them in the coming election that is why they want to use the party’s delegates conference which is expected to be held before the end of this year or early next year to quit NUP.

    “Bobi Wine has not yet signed the party’s new constitution because he wants to sign it after the national delegates’ conference. Many of the legislators including the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga are against some of the articles in the party constitution,” a source claimed.

    He added that the 38 legislators loyal to Mpuuga are very sure that Bobi Wine is going to fire him from LOP position, that is why they want to build on this ground to expose him as someone who doesn’t want to work with modest leaders who are not radicals.

    Sources divulged that the legislators are very sure that they will be welcomed by Ssemujju’s faction since it will have a national face, unlike Suubi group which was formed by politicians from Buganda region led by former Buganda Kingdom premier Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemogerere, Lukwago and others.

    The Suubi group failed to accommodate other politicians from other regions like Busoga, Ankole, Teso, Bunyoro that is why it quickly collapsed.

    Sources disclosed that some legislators have already started doing ground work to convince the public to support their idea of exiting NUP through making provocative statements and actions which they are sure will annoy Bobi Wine.

    “One time a female legislator from greater Mukono, insulted Barbie Kyagulanyi’s wife Bobi Wine in front of the husband. Bobi Wine was very annoyed and he suspended the meeting and after a few weeks, he travelled to the United States with all his family including children,” a source said.

    Sources said that to frustrate their plan, Bobi Wine wants to form a political pressure group with Dr. Besigye so that they jointly start organising political rallies hiding behind doing political consultations to guide them on the coming general election.

    He noted that Bobi Wine is very sure that if Besigye is on his side, Lukwago and Ssemujju will ignore the legislators plan and join them.

    Mafabi, the FDC Secretary General revealed recently that for a longtime, Dr. Besigye has been convincing them to join Bobi Wine even when he was still under the People Power Movement because he believed that the only way to defeat President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is through exerting political pressure and political activism not political parties.

    Besigye confirmed Mafabi’s narrative when he stated that the reason why he surrendered FDC leadership was because of his disagreement with fellow party leaders on the strategy to overthrow Museveni.

    Kawempe South former legislator Mubarak Munyagwa Sserunga confirmed that Bobi Wine and Dr. Besigye are always in touch and Ugandans should not be suprised when the two opposition heavyweights form a political pressure group to fight President Museveni soon.

    However, Lukwago insists that they will not leave FDC because of Mafabi and Amuriat but they will fight internally and make sure that they force them out.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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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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