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“Mpuuga Is Nolonger Our Commissioner”-NUP Officially Notifies Parliament

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At the instigation of the #UgandaParliamentExhibition which unveiled hidden information of how Mpuuga and other three commissioners divided among themselves Shs1.7bn among themselves and politely called the money a service award, NUP has officially notified parliament about it’s stand on the Nyendo-Mukugwe legislator Mathias Mpuuga.

Letters from Makerere-Kavule have been flying on social media from the onset of the Mpuuga issue. The first notice shared was that of a party meeting where Mpuuga is said to have admitted to the Shs500m, apologized and was strongly told to step down something he vehemently declined.


Another letter flew on social media addressed to Mpuuga to put in writing why he should not be recalled from the parliamentary commission, he was given 7 days to do so. Indeed he wrote back but the party said in another letter signed by Deputy President Dr Lina Zedriga that his reasons were not convincing and the National Executive Committee unanimously resolved to recall Mpuuga from the parliamentary commission and replace him with Zaake whom parliament booted from the same position in early 2022.

Despite the hurdles and NUP’s minimal numerical strength to cause a removal of Mpuuga from the commission, the party has officially written to parliament indicating that the former Leader of Opposition is no longer their commissioner of parliament.

The soft spoken legislator from Masaka ascended to the commissioner on 22nd December 2023 after being dropped and replaced with Nakawa West legislator Joel Ssenyonyi who has since pressed hard on Speaker Anita Among on matters corruption.

In a letter seen by this publication also flying on social media, NUP’s General Secretary David Lewis Rubongoya indicates that the party despite nominating Mpuuga to the commission on 22nd December 2023, it has decided to withdraw him with immediate effect.

“The Party has now decided to withdraw it’s nomination of Hon. Mathias Mpuuga and consequently recalled him from that position. Accordingly, the party hereby nominates Hon. Francis Zaake who was unconstitutionally removed from that position on 10th March 2022(As confirmed by the Constitutional Court in Const. petition No.6 of 2022)”-the letter reads in part.

Speaking at a press conference he held at parliament today, Mpuuga re-iterated his earlier position that he’s going nowhere and is embarking on a process to put the party in the right direction. He says it’s under captivity and being governed by dictators. He says he wants the party to put in place conflict resolution mechanisms and has vowed to deal with indiscipline in the party.

Mpuuga lashed at Bobi Wine in his entire press conference cryptically throwing jibes at him for being clueless on how political parties are managed, he said he even pities him when he see him [Bobi Wine] on TV, Radios and Social Media trying to prove to the populace that Mpuuga is corrupt and sinful.

“I have no had a meeting with my party leader [Bobi Wine]. I have only been hearing him speak [about our meeting] at funerals, the media, among others, trying to convince the country to believe that I’m a terrible human being but the country has refused to believe that. I would want to meet him”-said Mpuuga

Now after being notified that Mpuuga is not NUP’s commissioner, it leaves with no option but either reconcile, resign or serve defiantly without his party’s endorsement. Experts say if Mpuuga continues to serve with that vote of no confidence stuck on his head, it will further add more misery to the already existing conflicts in the party.

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  1. I’m Ali Butilimba senior driver, I thank the elected president for the big job and the our NUP NEC, Ugandans we appreciate. Hon. Mpunga must resign if he fails let our new LOP HON.joel senyonyi and his all opposition MPs leave parliament until the corrupt speaker Among understand the power of opposition in parliament and Ugandans. Because Mpunga is nothing, Ugandans we are many than mpunga, ako ka Bwanika , Segona, Oyo Bagala during her she w getting money from the Mafias.

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