In May 2022, Kirunda denounced the party and crossed to the National Unity platform-NUP accusing his party members of not valuing his selfless efforts in mobilizing grassroots support. He ordered the party leadership to vacate his premises within two weeks, which they promised to comply with.
Sylvia Mudondo, a resident of Buyala village in Budondo ward says that during Nabwiso’s tenure in parliament, Kanusu was his chief mobilizer and rallied voters to support him. “During those political campaigns, Kanusu was always referred to as Nabwiso’s son because those two were often doing door to door campaigns together,” she said.
According to Ssenyonyi, when they wrote to police, the only response they got was through media reports the next day by the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, saying they hadn’t followed the laid down guidelines.
“We are in talking terms with our colleagues but we have not joined anything yet. We have not reached that level to say that we have joined anything or we have really seen the blue print so I can safely say we have not joined” Said Akena in a phone interview with the URN
The piglets which were painted in yellow were dropped on Obote Avenue. The youth allege that they have made several proposals to meet the President Museveni over the pledges he made in 2016, but have been frustrated by the NRM leaders.
Some of the NRM MPs who have since the Age Limit debate been labeled rebels for standing against the party position are Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, Patrick Nsamba and Sam Lyomoki.
The phrase has now been adopted by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, now seen as the founder of a formidable force dubbed People Power in Uganda. He has taken it a notch further to conjoin a slogan People Power, Our Power which has since become popular among ordinary people.