Kibalama Group Bounces Back, Takes Over NUP Leadership From ‘Incompetent’ Kyagulanyi

Kibalama Group Bounces Back, Takes Over NUP Leadership From ‘Incompetent’ Kyagulanyi an accessible web community

By Spy Uganda

The National Unity Platform former bosses led by Moses Nkonge Kibalama have taken over party leadership from 2021 presidential candidate Hon.Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

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Kibalama, the founding president of the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) which later metamorphosed into the National Unity Platform (NUP) has for years been in battles with Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine group which he has been accusing of being ”an incompetent team that fraudulently took over his party.”

NUP Delegates Conference Resolutions & Minutes

Meanwhile, party delegates in a conference held on Friday last week at Jevine Hotel in Lubaga division re-appointed Moses Nkonge Kibalama as party President for the next two years till 2025 when another delegates conference will held.

Also, delegates replaced NUP secretary David Lewis Rubongoya with Simbwa Kagombe as the Secretary General of the Party whereas Kyagulanyi is now party’s secretary for foreign affairs.

Current NUP Leaders & Their Positions

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Not only the above party heads lost seats, Gideon Tugume took over office of Party Secretary for Information/ Spokesperson replacing Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi while Jimmy Ssasi Waiga was elected as treasurer replacing senior lawyer Benjamin Katana.

Previous Party Scandals

Moses Nkonge Kibalama last year run to Court and Electoral Commission (EC) seeking to resolve the party’s leadership and be handed back ‘his’ party claiming that Kyagulanyi breached a Memorandum of Understanding between him and the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party NURP.

Seemingly after losing hope in the above process, Kibalama resurfaced at NUP headquarters Kamwokya with an apology for all his mistakes and informed Party President Kyagulanyi that he had withdrawn all the complaints he had lodged against him.

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Kibalama apologized,” We have to inform the general public that we have withdrawn all complaints that we previously made against National Unity Platform and its current leadership. There were some misunderstandings between ourselves and the party but they have been resolved.”

Kibalama ‘The Chameleon’

All the above started in 2020 when Kibalama and his group handed over NURP turned NUP to Kyagulanyi but later after being abducted by the army for unknown reasons, he [Kibalama] came out claiming that he didn’t authorize hand over of his party to Kyagulanyi.

Kibalama weeks later contradicted him self when he now switched tongues and claimed that the NUP leadership had failed to pay him $5m as agreed during the takeover. During these days, other party members led by Secretary-General, Paul Kagombe also surfaced claiming that their signatures were forged to ensure the party is hijacked by Kyagulanyi’s group.

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Kagombe, Kibalama and group ran to court to challenge the takeover and during the hearing of the matter before Justice Musa Ssekaana, Kibalama on several occasions contradicted himself a case court trashed and gave green lights to Kyagulanyi’s team to proceed with their political ambitions under NUP.

After the above court ruling, Kibalama who had earlier been blasted by the High Court as being a serial liar, now dragged the government to court for allegedly coaching him to lie against Kyagulanyi.

“During all this time, I was under the forceful custody of the state agents, my rights and freedoms were violated. I was forced and coached to present thoughts and views that were not my own,” Kibalama said in a suit where he wanted the government to compensate him over the alleged torture. When we say poli-tricks, that’s what we mean, see you! an accessible web community

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