David Lewis Rubongoya, the NUP Secretary-General said although they are not willing to join the Front, they nevertheless have no problem with it for as long as it’s pushing in the same direction of ending President Yoweri Museveni’s continued stay in power.
The National Unity Platform has said it’s not against the People’s
Front for Transition led by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday at the NUP headquarters in
Kamwokya, David Lewis Rubongoya, the NUP Secretary-General said although they
are not willing to join the Front, they nevertheless have no problem with it
for as long as it’s pushing in the same direction of ending President Yoweri
Museveni’s continued stay in power.
//Cue in…we believe that.//
Cue out…its not ourselves.
Ever since the new formation was declared last Thursday, known NUP
supporters have been attacking it both on traditional and social media describing
it as a front not only against their party but also their President Kyagulanyi
On Monday, Besigye told the media that Kyagulanyi sent him a
message and expressed regret about the attacks he was receiving. Besigye asked
Kyagulanyi to make a public statement dissuading his supporters from attacking
him and the new front.
But Rubongoya said that there is no bickering between NUP and any
other political entity.
“We have made it clear that anybody fighting the regime is our
ally. These are comrades who are pushing in the same direction. As NUP, we have
been championing the unity of forces of change. We wrote to all the parties and
we continue to pursue unity. But this is not about us as leaders, it’s about
you as Ugandans; each has a responsibility to redeem our country,’ Rubongoya
Meanwhile, NUP has announced the appointment of Alex Waiswa
Mufumbiro as its deputy spokesperson. Mufumbiro who was once a deputy
spokesperson of the Democratic Party will deputize Joel Ssenyonyi now the MP
for Nakawa West who also doubles as the chairman of the parliamentary committee
on statutory authorities and state enterprises-Cosase.
“I’m very humbled that I have been chosen to serve as a messenger
of this revolution. I don’t take this opportunity lightly; I want to state that
I will take on this responsibility and I will execute it with nobility. Anybody
who wants to assume that the NUP will keep silent; your days are out. We shall
go out bare knuckles. Expect the loudest noise; that will be the purpose of our
office,” Mufumbiro said.