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Bobi Wine’s NUP Should First Take Time To Organise Themselves Before They Seek State Power – NRM’s Todwong Says Kyagulanyi’s Party Is Too Weak….

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NRM's Richard Todwong (R) and Bobi Wine (R)

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) deputy secretary general, Richard Todwong has regarded to newly formed National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Kyadondo legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine as very fragile and feeble to dislodge the ruling government from power.

Todwong says that NUP is still in an early infant state of learning and should concentrate more on organizing and structuring the party than seeking for immediate takeover of power.

“As NRM, we feel sorry for NUP. We want them to be organized and more shaped. The ruling party doesn’t want to contest with a party that is not organized,” Todwong boasted, emphasising that NUP should have taken more time to organize before coming up with an idea to contest state power.

“NUP has to therefore go on with their vetting in a very scientific manner because they don’t have candidates, Todwong added, insinuating that the newly formed party has a very limited audience.”

Appearing on a TV show, Todwong said that the democracy preached in NUP is not evident as he cited that a committee of only a few individuals choose the candidates. “It would be too wrong to compare NUP to NRM. I don’t even know if they know the number of Members they have,” Todwong added.

Todwong projected that NUP is headed for even more trouble as he cited that no any member of Kibalama’s original party came out to say they are okay with a merger with People Power.

Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson however affirmed that all the legal boxes are properly ticked and the party is only good to go.

“As far as we are concerned, we have no major problems. When you are a bigger cock, you will always be a target. We know that, and we are careful,” Ssenyonyi said.

The NUP spokesperson who is also eyeing the Nakawa West parliamentary seat rubbished views that NUP is not in other parts of the country. “You say NUP is only in Kampala, but Anite claimed NUP participated in NRM Primaries in Zombo,” he said.

Ssenyonyi also revealed that there was no offer of money to Kibalama. He claims there was no need for an offer because they had many other parties that wanted to be part of them.

Ssenyonyi also noted that at least every political party has court cases, and that NUP’s troubles don’t necessarily imply that the newly formed party is in a crisis.

“There is a lot of attention to NUP. It is only a tree with fruits that will receive stones, and others will climb. We like the challenge,” Ssenyonyi bragged, stressing that NUP is the main contender for state power.

Ssenyonyi, like his NUP principal, Robert Kyagulanyi faulted the ruling government for manipulating the state’s security agencies in to act in their favor. “If it walks and barks like a dog, it is a dog. At first, they said they don’t have Kibalama. Then they said they have him. We see the state’s fingers it,” Ssenyonyi noted.

 

By Baron Kironde

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Kasangati Police Boss In Trouble For  Breaking  Businessman’s Leg Over Curfew Directive…

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Bedridden Daniel Muweke and Andrew Angume (inset)

Kasangati Police Division boss in trouble for breaking a civilian’s leg.

Daniel Muweke (31), a businessman in Kasangati accuses Andrew Angume, the commandant of operations at Kasangati police for ordering his officers to beat him and break his leg.

“It was Saturday evening when Angume with his men stormed my working place and started beating me saying that I was violating curfew directives. During the beating, I fell down and Angume rode his police motorcycle on my legs and broke them,” Muweke stated.

He added that when he started screaming, Angume ordered his men to put him on handcuffs and they continued beating him until other people came to his rescue him.

He narrated that when people threatened to fight police, Angume ordered his men to remove handcuffs from his hands and they took off.

Muhammad Saaku father to Muweke

Muweke told us that on Monday morning, he was carried by his relatives to go and open a police file at Kasangati police Station but he was stopped by Angume.

“He gave me Shs200,000 and pleaded with me not to open a police file against him. I took the money but after I was advised to return the money to Angume, I gave it to our area chairperson to return it to him,” Muweke said.

He explained that what he wants is justice, not money. Efforts to speak to Angume were futile since he was not picking our calls.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Don’t Be Fooled, Kutesa And M7’s Families Are Positioning Themselves For A Bigger Project – Semujju Nganda, NRM’s Dombo Explains Why They Did Not Use Tibuhaburwa Name On M7 Posters…

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L-R: Dombo, President Museveni and Ssemujju

Emmanuel Dombo, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Director for Information and publicity has disregarded the widely spread perception that his Museveni led party is gradually loosing it’s authoritative ground, having failed to resolve a feud between Museveni’s brother Aine Kaguta alias Sodo and Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter, Shartsi Musherure.

Sodo and Musherure were nominated as independents to run against each other in the Mawogola North constituency parliamentary race after they failed to agree on who won the party ticket.

Dombo projecting a win for one of the two, said with confidence that whoever will be elected in Sembabule will still be NRM leaning because the opposition could not raise a candidate.

He said, “When you look at the elections that have been conducted so far, the performance of the opposition has been very low. In these areas where we have had our councilors unopposed, who will be their (opposition) polling agents?”

Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, referring to the same incident insinuated that in Sembabule, NRM is projected to win because it is Museveni’s own family matter.

“Kutesa and Museveni’s families don’t need Parliament salary. They are positioning themselves for the future. To them Uganda is their property. The country must begin looking at the transition from Museveni because it is about to happen,” he said.

On why President Museveni’s official campaign portrait was unveiled with his other official name Tibuhaburwa missing, Dombo explained that they started the process at the secretariat minus putting the president’s Tibuhaburwa name.

“It is going to be fixed with time. It is not true that we fix the president’s picture because when he is speaking on TV he is live,” Dombo argued, disregarding MP Ssemujju’s sentiments that President Museveni has to have his face made up to look younger on set. Semujju reiterated that President Museveni is an old man who is literally tired.

Dombo provocatively stated that Semujju like other opposition entities should admit that President Museveni is too hard for them to beat. He added that Semujju’s verbal energy should rather be diverted to the population to decide who’s more powerful.

 

By Baron Kironde

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She Is Mentally Disturbed – Gayaza High School Speaks Out On Female Student Who Was Caught Night Dancing Naked…

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Ms. Kizito Robinah Katongole, the headteacher Gayaza High School has in a public statement clarified on the incident where a girl from the same school was reportedly caught night dancing at the school premises.

“Gayaza High School has learnt and noted with concern the sociall media publications of a video clip and photographs posted yesterday alleging the improper conduct of one of our students,” partly reads the awareness statement.

The letter from Gayaza HS headteacher

The Gayaza High School headteacher strongly repudiated popular reports making rounds on various media platforms that the incident happened at the school’s premises.

She however also acknowledged that the pictures and video evidence of the accused female are indeed those of a figure synonymous with the school, having once studied and left the same school over years ago.

“Gayaza High School would like to clarify that the incident did not happen at the school. We have also established that the pictures show a former student who finished S6 in 2014 and has since her University days suffered mental health challenges,” described the statement by the high school’s headteacher.

She added that the school is stringing together efforts to get in touch with her parents to ensure that she gets the necessary medical attention.

“We deeply sympathize with the family and pray that all efforts to restore her mental health materialises,” she added.

By Baron Kironde

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