We've a constitution that guides the party, says NUP

We've a constitution that guides the party, says NUP
Robert Kyagulanyi

The National Unity Platform (NUP) has clarified misunderstandings surrounding its party constitution, stating that it indeed has a Constitution that guides its operations.

"A political party cannot operate without a Constitution," said NUP in a statement, refuting allegations suggesting otherwise.

The party acknowledged that it currently employs a Constitution inherited when assuming leadership of the Party in 2020.

However, the NUP acknowledged that this Constitution has several defects. To rectify this, the party amended and gazetted the Constitution in 2023 through the Electoral Commission.

"We are in the process of disseminating the amended Constitution once the remaining administrative steps are concluded by the Electoral Commission," explained the party.

The NUP assured party members and stakeholders that both the current and amended versions of the Constitution are available and accessible at the Electoral Commission and the Party Office.

The party reiterated its commitment to ensuring accessibility and transparency for all concerned parties.

It emphasized its unwavering dedication to transparent and accountable governance within the party.

Recent controversies surrounding the NUP's efforts to remove its deputy vice president in charge of Buganda region from his position as parliamentary commissioner have given rise to questions about constitutionalism within the party.

Mathias Mpuuga is accused by party leadership of irregularly receiving Shs500 million as a "service award" for his two-and-a-half-year term as Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LoP).

Eyebrows were raised when NUP's president, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, initially released dossiers calling for Mpuuga's resignation on grounds of corruption, only to later refer the matter to the party's national executive committee (NEC).

Among the concerns raised by some party members, including Abed Bwanika, the Kimaanya Kabonera MP, is the claim that they have never seen the party constitution.

These concerns have sparked worry among both party members and the wider Ugandan public.

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