The founder of the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURDP) that has since evolved into the National Unity Platform (NUP), Mzee Nkonge Kibalama has run to the media saying they are soon reclaiming their political party from Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for failure to fulfill his pledge of $5million.
According to Nkonge, Bobi Wine promised him $5 million to take over the NUP party but later he found that he is a liar and he can’t continue dealing with him.
At the end of 2018, the People Power legal team tried to reserve the name ‘People Power’ however as expected, they found that this name had been reserved and flagged so that we could not register it. Since then, they have continued to struggle as a political and social movement advocating for change.
Nkonge avers that a section of NURDP met Bobi Wine after he failed to register a political. “We were 41 members who sat agreed on principle to change NURDP to NUP for villagers or lay men to easily grasp the name and change its leadership but we didn’t sell it to him,” he said.
In July this year, Kyadondo East Member of Parliament who doubles as the patron of People Power Movement Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu launched a political party dubbed National Unity Platform (NUP) with an umbrella as its symbol.
Mr. Nkonge said as the founder his views are not considered at the Kamwokya based Political Party members and they have since derailed from the right path. “We formed and registered this party in 2004 not knowing that Bobi Wine will come on board, the Party has its constitution which he says was abrogated to suit one individual. Our party was flourishing and it will even without him.”
He noted that they were promised juicy positions in the party however this has not happened and this is a bad deal therefore he will reclaim his party.