On Monday 7th December 2020, the National Unity Platform Spokesperson Joel Senyonyi explained how the core principles of the people power movement are entailed in the fist symbol. These principles he said are what the National Unity Platform considers in its manifesto.
Joel was answering a question posed to him by the Al Jazeera host Femi, reading it from Twitter.
Senyonyi was hosted together with motor-mouthed journalist Andrew Mwenda and an Editor of African feminism Magazine Rosebell Kagumire.
He was answering in response to a question that was posed to him by one of the Al Jazeera Twitter followers who said that the NUP party was only concentrating on talking about Museveni rather than telling the people what they will do.
Senyonyi was quick to say that many regime propagandists keep saying that only to divert people. He went ahead to explain that People Power and NUP stands on five principles as the five fingers that are on the fist that is always raised in air wherever there are people who subscribe to the ideology.
Counting using his fingers, Senyonyi said,”…Our first principle is a people-centered government, followed by our second principle of inclusive leadership, the third being on land and natural resources. Our fourth is equal access to quality education and Health care while the fifth is International relations and national security.”
This also helped to inform people of the reason why the fist is always punched in the air whenever the People Power slogans are chanted.