The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has welcomed into the political fray, the National Unity Platform (NUP) political party which early this week was unveiled as the vessel for the People Power Movement under Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine).
The NRM says People Power has been blossoming under an ungoverned environment because they were not a registered political party.
Now that they are fully registered, the NRM deputy spokesman Ofwono Opondo says, People Power will have to play by the same rules as everyone else.
This he says will help expose some things that had been kept secret including the movement’s source of funding,
“This is good for us (NRM) because Bobi Wine and his people will now have to be governed by the rules and regulations that have been collectively agreed upon by everybody,” Opondo said on the Capital Gang on Saturday.
“We are now going to examine everything that these actors have been doing; we will find out about their funding, their leadership structure and how it is changed, how people rise to certain positions in People Power.”
He added, “I have always said that this People Power dust would settle down someday and now it has settled. We now know their address. I can now go to the electoral commission and ask to inspect all their records, all their finances and how they work.”
Meanwhile, Opondo further revealed that the National Unity Platform which was acquired and taken over by Bobi Wine, previously used to work with the NRM.
The National Unity Platform has been in existence since 2004, and was formerly registered by the Electoral Commission as the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party.
“We worked with that party as NRM. We worked with Kibalama during the 2005 Referendum vote. They and many other parties were our assets and they continue to be,” Opondo said