National Unity Platform (NUP), a party that sprung from no where during the early stages of campaigning for political office back in 2020. The party originally led by a one Moses Kibalama Nkonge, was then transferred to a new leadership of Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert.
In a clip recorded on the 14th.07.2020, Kibalama himself handed over articles of power to Kyagulanyi , at Kakiri Gardens. Watch video here https://fb.watch/dONbenvHqf/
Kyagulanyi and team went on to form arguably the strongest opposition formce the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has ever faced. Kyagulanyi’s NUP was so strong that it swept almost 85% of the positions in the central region. While Kyagulanyi lost the presidential race to Museveni, he did give him a run for his money.
Fast forward to 2022, the re-emergence of Mr. Kibalama and a new team claiming ‘real’ ownership of NUP sent shockwaves through Ugandans. The team called journalists at their supposedly new headquarters in Kabowa, to publicly announce their re-claiming of the party. Watch video here https://fb.watch/dOQ_Kn4a9Y/
The Kamwokya based NUP in their response towards the take over by Kibalama’s team, the party spokesperson Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi called these allegations basesless and futile.
While all this happened, the Kamwokya based NUP remained calm and unbothered. The Electoral Commission had to come up with an explanation, given it confirmed transfer of leadership from Kibalama Kyagulanyi and also let him plus other party members contest in the 2021 elections.
The EC did come out to respond on the matter and confirmed that Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and his leadership are the true leaders of NUP. The part headquarters still remain Kamwokya, not some random residential in the suburbs of Kabowa.