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NUP leaders take oath to defend human rights

NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi takes oath during the two-day party retreat at Jinja Nile Resort Hotel on Saturday. Courtesy photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elected leaders in the National Unity Platform-NUP party have taken an oath to defend their electorate against human rights violations and fight corruption that they claim fosters poor service delivery in the country.

While closing their two-day retreat at the Jinja based Nile Resort Hotel on Saturday, the NUP leaders resolved to adopt the oath as a working document for all leaders throughout their political tenures. Led by their president Robert Kyagulanyi, the leaders also passed seven resolutions which will foster the continued transformation and visibility of their party throughout the country.

These include saluting Ugandans for their support towards NUP candidates at the presidential, parliamentary and local government levels, commitment to the struggle against Yoweri Museveni’s rule, using their political positions to further struggle for freedom and democracy, upholding the values of NUP and serve Ugandans diligently.

The others are that all leaders submit their thoughts to their party’s constitutional review committee, selection of committees of parliamentary and local government units to resolve on whom to support for both speakership and deputy speakership positions and traversing different parts of the country.

The NUP party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi who addressed journalists shortly after the retreat said as a structured political party, they will continue to engage in activities aimed at awakening the population on their abilities to raise up against human rights violations.

He said that they have also drafted plans of commissioning new party offices throughout the country with the aim of updating citizens on their activities.

The Jinja city mayor-elect, Peter Kasolo challenged the other leaders to desist from ethnic division, saying it has the potential of overshadowing the party’s core principles and keep other people from joining their party.

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