JINJA – Several prominent National Unity Platform-NUP supporters in Busoga have welcomed the suspension of the five party officials in their region.
NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bob wine – last week suspended the deputy head of mobilisation-Moses Bigirwa; Andrew Muwanguzi- the acting head of patriotism and ideology; Bamu Lulenzi -the coordinator Busoga sub-region; Jamal Mukuve- the acting youth coordinator; and Saulo Nsongambi – the acting coordinator in Jinja city for alleged misconduct.
He directed the affected individuals to desist from representing the party at any public forum or privately until their matters were resolved.
Kyagulanyi noted that the continued clashes among the party officials-both in the mainstream and social media were contributing to the destruction of the party’s public image in the Busoga sub-region. He added that the affected individuals had frustrated efforts for reconciliation.
In a letter, which NUP secretary general, Lewis Rubongoya signed – the party instituted a five-member committee to investigate the suspended leaders on allegations of misconduct.
The committee comprising Jolly Mugisha, Aisha Kabanda, Moses Kanaabi, William Odinga, and Kasim Fatuma will start its inquiries early this week – compiling a detailed report for the party secretariat for further action.
Muzamir Nsimbi, the NUP coordinator in Kaliro district said that their regional leaders had turned social media platforms into a medium of advancing their vulgar language – impacting party’s credibility negatively. He accused the suspended leaders of mobilising a group of unemployed hooligans – who would be deployed to attack and threaten party members for reporting their misconduct to the secretariat.
Molson Bizitu, the acting Jinja City deputy NUP chairperson noted that the regional leaders’ actions were discouraging mobilisation efforts. He added the party’s resolve to reign over them was timely in reclaiming their lost support.