Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) has launched his party – National Unity Platform (NUP) membership cards, setting for himself a four-months period within which to turn the party into a major political party.
The party has largely been dormant since its registration in 2004 until last week when its former leaders surrendered it to Kyagulanyi’s People Power movement.
“It was not hard to convince the people of Kyadondo East that Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was the registered version of Bobi Wine because many knew me as such. And in a matter of three weeks, they overwhelmingly voted for Kyagulanyi. I am more convinced that four months is enough to inform our people that NUP is the registered version of People Power,” Kyagulanyi said as he unveiled the party’s white and red membership card.
The presidential aspirant said that the party was going out on a campaign to “show massive” support for the party.
He said, and will cater for all categories of Ugandans.
Unlike other political parties like Democratic Party (DP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) whose membership cards vary in price, Kyagulanyi said the NUP membership card will remain at Shs 1,000 regardless of one’s financial, social, political or economic status.
In DP for instance, the cheapest card (ordinary) costs Shs 2,000 but they also have cards for Shs 500,000 and Shs 1million. FDC’s annual ordinary ticket is 1,000 but a member can as well pay for one that goes for Shs 100,000 up to Shs 5 million.
Kyagulanyi said that they were still engaging with other political formations for purposes of forming an alliance ahead of next year’s general elections.
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