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    PANIC AT NUP: MPs Who Crossed To Bobi Wine’s NUP Panicking Over Kibalama Case, Hold Secret Meeting Without The Principal…



    NUP Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu

    Members of Parliament who crossed from Democratic Party (DP) and Suubi to Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu’s National Unity Platform (NUP) are panicking after getting information that the Kibalama case might be a dead end.

    Out of this fear, the MPs over the weekend met at the office of Butambala County MP Muwanga Kivumbi at Kabuusu, a Kampala suburb and tasked Busiro East MP Medard Sseggona to tell them the chances of NUP winning the Kibalama case.

    In the meeting which was also attended by a senior FDC member (who is a lawyer and an MP), Sseggona told the members that the reality is the case they are dealing with has no precedence. Since the case has no precedence, the judge can do anything based on the evidence before him.

    The lawyer from FDC told the members in attendance that looking at the nature of their case, their only hope is Kibalama.

    He gave them two scenarios of how this case might be judged.

    “The judge may say that the change of the party name from NURP to NUP was ok but the change of the leadership of the party from Kibalama to Kyagulanyi was not properly done,” he told them.

    He told members that once the judge rules that the leadership of NUP was wrongly changed, it will mean that Bobi Wine will have to give the leadership of the party back to Kibalama.

    In such a scenario, Kibalama may (if he so wishes) tell the Electoral Commission that NUP will not be participating in the elections. This will mean that all candidates who registered under NUP will have no party. They will have to quickly look for a party if they still have time or run as independents.

    As the meeting was ending, the FDC lawyer told the legislators that anything can happen in this case that is why they have to go back home and think of an alternative solution considering both sides of the case.

    “Currently as I tell you this most of these members are now pondering getting a backup tickets from DP. They have plan A as Kamwokya and Plan B as DP or standing as independents,” the source said.


    Top NUP party bosses yesterday held a crisis meeting after several complaints from members who were denied the party flag in Kampala and the divisions.

    A group of party members from different areas stormed NUP headquarters claiming that the vetting committee chaired Mercy Walukamba was not fair when choosing the party flag bearers.

    In the heat of the chaos, someone hid the party stamp.

    NUP flag bearers who were supposed to hand in their papers for nomination to the Electoral Commission yesterday were left frustrated since this didn’t take place.

    However, some insiders intimated to theGrapevine that the party top leadership want to delay the nomination process until close of Friday when their case with Kibalama is heard especially on whether the party should go on with nominations.

    Sources at Kamwokya have told theGrapevine that after yesterday’s chaos, a bitter Kyagulanyi directed the Electoral Management Committee to give him the final list of the party flag bearers after getting complaints that his brother Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu alias Chairman Nyanzi was dictating to the Committee on who to give the party flag.


    By Temuseewo Mpoza



    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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