National Unity Platform (NUP) chairman Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has sacked former DP stalwart Samuel Walter Lubega Mukaaku from his position as Vice Chairperson of the electoral management committee.
Mukaaku’s sacking was confirmed by Bobi Wine during a press conference at the party offices in Kamwokya on Tuesday.
Bobi however maintained Mercy Walukamba as the chairperson of the committee. Walukamba is a renowned NRM cadre who defected to People Power in October 2018.
The reshuffle also included appointments of; John Mary Ssebuufu, Jeremiah Keeya Mwanje Bobi Wine’s producer Tony Bikumbi alias Tony Houls and a one Rahma Juma.
While there was no reason fronted for the sacking of Mukaaku, Nile Post understands that the latter has been sacked from NUP EC Job for allegedly presenting interests of DP rather than those of NUP.
“He remains an acting member in DP and continues to preach the DP message instead of NUP. He was also rallying a DP block team in NUP,” a source intimated to Nile Post.
Mukaku was in trouble last week after youth attached to NUP attacked him and snatched a red beret off his head in Mutundwe, Kabawo zone.
The youth accused Mukaku of supporting a DP candidate in the youth council elections instead of Sharif Gitta, NUP candidate.
These accused Mukaku of arriving at the polling station in People Power colors and rooting for a DP candidate. The NUP candidate was trounced in that election.
In his defense, Mukaaku counter-accused the youth claiming they subscribe to the National Resistance Movement but were only using NUP to win the election.
Nile Post had earlier indicated that John Mary Ssebuufu, Jeremiah Keeya Mwanje had been replaced during the reshuffle of the NUP Election Management Committee. However, we have since learned that this is not true.
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