How Bobi Wine, NUP deal was negotiated

Bobi Wine (3rdleft) and Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama unveil the symbol for National Unity Platform party at People Power offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, yesterday. PHOTO | ALEX ESAGALA

What you need to know:

  • The NUP leadership agreed to allow the People Power team take over some of the top most positions of the party and use the umbrella symbol in the General Election as a joint team of lawyers continue to discuss the terms of partnership.

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has merged his People Power pressure group with National Unity Platform (NUP) in the first political merger ahead of the 2021 General Election.
According to Electoral Commission records, the NUP was formed in 2004 as National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) under Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama but it only changed last year to NUP.
NUP officials, who did not want to be quoted for personal reasons, told Daily Monitor that the leaders of People Power approached them a few months ago requesting for a merger.
In the negotiations, NUP party was represented by Mr Kibalama, their president, Mr Paul Simbwa, the secretary general, Ms Lillian Odinga, the publicity secretary, and Mr Edward Seremba.

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