KCCA recently elected Speaker Abubakar Kawalya was among the 100 plus new members who joined Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) party on Thursday, July 06.
“Even others are still coming and by the end of this month, Kampala will be shining red,” Kawalya said.
Kawalya, who defected from the Forum for Democratic Party, pledged ultimate support and loyalty to the NUP President, Kyagulanyi.
“In the real struggle, Kyagulanyi is the unanswered prayer because there has never been such an appealing candidate. He is the best of his generation,” he added.
He came alongside a team of councilors from KCCA who also abandoned FDC and these are; Nakabugo Farida the Chairperson of FDC Caucus in KCCA, Muhammad Ssegirinya from Kawempe North, Zamini Nsibambi, Ismael Kibalamule from Makindye East, and Ismail Damba from Rubaga South.
Others who joined the party today were; Morison Bbitu, the Speaker of Jinja City and Hassan Muwanga, Councilor Njeru Municipality.
Meanwhile, a team of artists and comedians also joined the party. Ronald Mayinja, who recently abandoned the People Power movement after meeting president Museveni ,also re-joined the party.
“When I met the president, I asked him about the plans for the future of our country but he had no plans and as I tell you, let’s front Kyagulanyi because President Museveni does not have the plans for the future of Uganda,” Mayinja intimated.
“I want to apologize that I am really sorry for what happened but I thought that we are not enemies so I went on an investigation mission, and allow me reveal that our country is in total darkness,” he added.
Asked whether he trusts everybody who is joining NUP, Kyagulanyi said that, “it’s not in our place to trust or de-trust the people who are joining us, we said and we shall continue saying that everyone shall be judged according to their actions.”
Comedian, Hussein Ibanda alias Swengere, Aloysius Matovu and other musicians also joined the party.
“I want to thank God that right now artists have come out to join the struggle but caution them on this; when president Museveni scoops one of us, it appears to be normal, but if someone from the regime joins the struggle, you punch holes in him. I think this should stop because many people shall be joining us from the government so let’s not demoralize them by questioning their authenticity,” Kyagulanyi concluded.