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Makerere suspends 4 NUP chapter members over demonstration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has suspended four students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP party for allegedly holding a demonstration at Freedom Square last Friday. The affected students are Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Price, and Katushabe Kenneth who are vying for the NUP party ticket to …

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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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Kibalama claims NUP leadership, opens parallel offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fresh trouble is brewing in the National Unity Platform, Uganda’s youngest political party following a decision by founding member Moses Kibalama, to claim full party ownership. Kibalama’s faction has opened a parallel office in Kabowa city suburbs in Rubaga division. The group has warned the …

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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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Parliament disclaims UGX 40M handout to legislators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has distanced itself from the alleged payout to legislators. This follows a claim by the National Unity Platform (NUP) party that MPs had been paid 40 million in cash from Parliament. A dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely …

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Kyagulanyi orders NUP MPs to return UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have each been given 40 million Shillings for unknown reasons at a time when the country is grappling with ever-increasing commodity prices. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, a dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely on the issue, …

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Kyagulanyi asks gov’t to suspend taxes on vegetable oil, wheat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has asked the government to suspend taxes on crude vegetable oil and wheat. According to Kyagulanyi, the majority of the common people in the ghettos largely survive on meals made from wheat and oil, which are …

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Stop questioning why we are not joining Besigye protest: LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament-LOP Mathias Mpuuga has asked Ugandans to stop questioning why the National Unity Platform-NUP leadership has not joined Rtd. Dr. Col. Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president in the protests against the skyrocketing commodity prices. According to …

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Kyagulanyi urges NUP leaders to exercise servant leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi has challenged all his party-sponsored politicians to serve the interests of their electorates, rather than seeking short term selfish gains. While addressing mourners at the sendoff of their party member Dennis Waiswa in Namwendwa trading center, Kamuli district on …

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Two NUP members die in Kumi accident

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two members of the National Unity Platform- NUP Media crew have died in an accident along Kumi- Pallisa- Tirinyi road on Saturday. The crew was traveling to Omoro district for the campaign trail ahead of the Omoro County by- election. Those feared dead are …

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