The DP Bloc Buganda MPs have this morning been unveiled as members of the National Unity Platform led by presidential hopeful, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.
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In a moody reception that kicked off with the commemoration of the Arua by-election violence in which Bobi Wine was nearly assassinated, the DP Bloc members approved their allegiance to the National Unity Platform. MPs; Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West, Medard Lubega Ssegona of Busiro East, Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke, Muwanga Kivumbi of Butambala, Moses Kasibante of Rubaga North, among others.
While addressing the press moments prior to the unveiling, the DP Bloc secretary general, Ssegona said they had all unanimously resolved to switch to NUP. “We have built consensus among ourselves inside the Bloc to actualise engagements under the People Power/NUP family in a formal structured understanding that we will leave no player out.”
We have since learnt that out of the 15 MPs of the Democratic Party, 13 have switched allegiance to NUP. Mao had earlier laughed at Bobi Wine for lacking what he called a ‘Uneb centre number’ but surprisingly, his party is now left with almost no legislator. Similarly, MPs like Nambooze and Ssewanyana who have been serving members of Besigye’s People’s Government entity where they respectively hold positions of spokesperson and Youth affairs are expected to explain their switch of goal posts. “We welcome our veteran comrades to our struggle. It’s not that we are pushing out grey haired colleagues. We will have to work with these colleagues,” Ssenyonyi said as he received the DP Bloc.