It’s always said that it’s not over until it’s all over, the happiness in the National Unity Platform might be short-lived if the Court of appeal doesn’t deliver ruling in their favor in the fight of scrambling for NUP by former party members.
Upon launching the party in a new brand Name of National Unity Platform from National Unity and Reconciliation Development Party (NURDP), members who claim are former party members petitioned court challenging the process under which Bobi wine took over their party.
They were later joined by the party founder and former party president Peter Nkonge Kibalama and the Administrative secretary of NUP Simbwa Paul Kagombe who were seen in a video demanding Bobi wine to give them back their party sighting dishonesty after failing to fulfil his $5milion pledge.
A ruling that sent jubilations in the NUP camp was made by Justice Musa Sekana trashing the petition but the petitioners Twala Hassan and Basile Difasi have appealed the ruling in the court of appeal filed on 04th November 2020.
This comes at a time when Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is was already nominated to run for presidency on the NUP ticket and is set to launch his manifesto in Mbarara city this Saturday ahead of the 2021 general elections that has already started gaining moment.
In the appeal, the petitioners have included Kibalama and Simbwa Kagombe as respondents alongside Bobi wine, David Lewis Lubongoya, Joel Ssenyonyi, Fred Nyannzi Ssentamu, Aisha Kabanda, The electoral commission and the Attorney General.