NUP on Besigye pressure group

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has revealed their intention to not join the new opposition-based pressure group that seeks to oust President Yoweri Museveni from office.

Last week, several opposition parties including the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Conservative Party (CP), People’s Liberation Party (PPP), and JEEMA joined forces to form a new pressure group, the People’s Front for Transition (PFT).

The pressure group was formed by former FDC party president Kiiza Besigye with the aim of kicking out the current regime before 2026.

While addressing a press conference Monday morning at their party offices in Kamwokya, NUP said that although they don’t oppose the pressure group, they cannot concentrate on it at the moment.

NUP on Besigye pressure group

This presser started at 11:30 am with the NUP leadership including Rinah Zedregah, Hon. Francis Zaake, Lewis Rubongoya, Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu and party supporters gathered in the hall.

The secretary General, Lewis Rubogoya, says although they haven’t come out to join the transition yet, they have no problem working with other parties because they share the same goal.

“We have made it clear that anybody fighting the regime is our ally. These are comrades who are pushing in the same direction. As NUP, we have been championing the unity of forces of change. We wrote to all the parties and we continue to pursue unity. But this is not about us as leaders, it’s about you as Ugandans; each has a responsibility to redeem our country,” Rubongoya said.

During the press conference, NUP also unveiled their new deputy Spokesperson, Alex Mufumbiro, who will be working with Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi. 

Rashida Nakaayi