Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, the president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party today announced the appointment of four deputy presidents for the party. The four were appointed to represent the party on a regional basis covering the central, northern, eastern, and western parts of Uganda.
The appointed are Mathias Mpuuga as deputy president in charge of the central region, John Baptist Nambesh for eastern Uganda, Jolly Mugisha Ekyomugasho for Western and Dr. Lina Zedriga in charge of the north.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new leaders at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Kyagulanyi said this is the time for skeptics and doubters to start taking the party seriously. He called upon leaders in other parties to agree and work together in order to deliver Uganda from what he calls the dictatorship of president Museveni.
“I am very honored to unveil you today. It gives me pride and extreme confidence to know that I have deputies that are even much more experienced than I am. The nation can no longer doubt us. Now they know that we are serious, but most importantly Ugandans know that by trusting NUP with their vote, they will be in safe hands.” Kyagulanyi said.
The four deputy presidents join Flavia Kalule, the Woman League Chairperson, Joel Senyonyi the party Spokesperson, David Lewis Rubongoya the Secretary-General, Aisha Kabanda his Deputy and Fred Nyanzi, the Secretary for Mobilization in the leadership of NUP.
In the meantime, NUP is setting up roots as the emerging opposition force to be reckoned. Yesterday, a delegation from the European Union led by the head of the EU delegation to Uganda, ambassador Attilio Pacific paid a courtesy visit to the NUP head offices and engaged the party leadership in a closed-door meeting.
Senyonyi, the party spokesperson said that the meeting was used to present the objectives of NUP, and their level of preparedness as a political party seeking political power in the forthcoming elections although he did not reveal the exact details of what was discussed.