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More Defections: Teachers, NRM Youth, Boxers Join NUP

A section of over 100 teachers, boxers, over 50 youths from the National Resistance Movement and the Uganda People’s Congress have on Tuesday August 18, joined the National Unity Platform at its headquarters in Kampala.

“I am really happy that the teachers have realized the truth and joined the struggle. I request them to teach children the truth and sensitize masses out there,” Hon Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the party president said while receiving the new entrants.

Led by Dr. Joel Mirembe, teachers vowed to support Kyagulanyi during the 2021 polls.

“We have decided to join this non radical force to drive the dictatorial government out of power,” he noted

“Our mission is to build a participatory role and a professional unit that will liberate our fellow teachers and Ugandans who are in economic custody and break of law,” Dr Mirembe added.

Speaking to boxers, Kyagulanyi asked them to fully participate in the struggle.

“Don’t be used by the regime to destroy your own mates. They will buy you with simple money or intimidate you but just be focused so that we take on the full responsibility of our country’s future,” he noted.

Mahad Matuga Kasozi, who led the NRM youth under their umbrella body, Marowo Development Association, told the attendees that the regime had held them in prison.

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“Since we started supporting NRM, we have never got anything good apart from cries,” he noted.

“I and my colleagues are here to swear allegiance that we shall, starting from today, support Mr. Kyagulanyi with all our hearts,” he added.

Meanwhile, a section of over 30 members of the Uganda People’s Congress from UPC members from Toronto also joined the NUP party.

 

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