NUP 'foot soldiers' scour Jinja in membership registration

NUP 'foot soldiers' scour Jinja in membership registration
Moses Kibalama has warned NUP against registering membership, citing illegality.

The National Unity Platform (NUP) have extended their mobilisation campaign to Eastern Uganda where they started registering new members into the Red book.

Their first stopover was in Jinja City where the Opposition Party kicked off the door to door registration of new membership.

The campaign is spearheaded by NUP youth wing commonly referred to as foot soldiers, armed with a loud speakers, the group moved door to door mobilising members to officially join their Party by getting a membership card at a fee of Shs1,000.

In Bugembe, a town in Jinja Northern Division along the Jinja-Iganga Highway, the group drummed up support in the central market and other parts of Budhumbuli East and West.

Though the exercise was embraced by many but it meant some resistance among some members of the public who demanded for free membership cards.

The NUP leadership in Jinja have a target of registering about 500,000 members in the City and Jinja District.

Innocent Achimwa the NUP registration focal person in Jinja said this is done to strengthen the Party structures

"We know people are busy fending for their families that is why we decided to take the registration drive to their work places" he said

Sarah Lwansasula NUP Member Jinja said they're optimistic that by the end of the exercise NUP shall be a very formidable Party

Ayub Khan, one of the Party coordinators in Jinja revealed so far 200,000 cards have been sold and they have ordered for more cards from the Party headquarters.

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