KAMPALA — People Power leader and the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu real name Bobi Wine has taken over the leadership of the National Unity Platform (NUP).
Bobi Wine has also made the announcement on Wednesday July 22 at the People Power head offices in Kamwokya, where he said political party, ‘The National Unity Platform’ will be the political wing of the People Power Movement.
“I stand here today to announce to the nation that we are unveiling the National Unity Platform, the political wing of the People Power Movement,” Bobi Wine said.
He explained that the National Unity Platform is a duly recognized political organization with the Electoral Commission and the symbol is an umbrella.
National Unity Platform was previously headed by Nkonge Kibalama.
Both Bobi Wine and Kibalama say this was a merger between NUP and People Power at the party’s delegates conference on July 14, 2020.
Speaking to his supporters, Bobi Wine who will be contesting for the country’s top office in the upcoming polls revealed that People Power leadership has picked a Red and White Umbrella as its symbol for 2021 elections.
Many people joined the People Power movement including PML Daily editor Shaban Lubega who is vying for the Najjanankumbi II LC3 Councillor slot, but it remains to be seen if they will join National Unity Platform