MP Kagabo signed with PLU but left looking for party to bank on

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Kagabo, who gained prominence for openly criticising his former party, the National Unity Platform (NUP), later aligned himself with the PLU, hoping for its support in the forthcoming elections.

Amidst uncertainty surrounding the future of the Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), Bukoto South legislator Twaha Kagabo finds himself among the politicians caught in a dilemma.

Following the registration of the movement as a company limited, rather than as a political party, Kagabo and others face uncertainty about their political affiliations and prospects for the upcoming 2026 general elections.

Kagabo, who gained prominence for openly criticising his former party, the National Unity Platform (NUP), later aligned himself with the PLU, hoping for its support in the forthcoming elections.

However, with the movement's ambiguous status, Kagabo admits to being in a limbo, still searching for a political party to endorse him.

“I will definitely look around and find a credible political party to join ahead of the 2026 elections,” says Kagabo.

In the midst of this uncertainty, Barnabas Tinkasimire, a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), warned Kagabo and his fellow politicians in a similar predicament.

Tinkasimire cautions them against joining the NRM, suggesting they will not receive a warm welcome.

Lawyer Tony Tumukunde, who previously worked with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, suggested that Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the leader of the PLU, may have intentionally registered the movement as a company limited by shares.

This move, Tumukunde speculates, could be a tactic to buy time while filtering out supporters before officially registering a political party in preparation for the 2026 elections.

"Muhoozi does not trust most of the people around him because they are politicians still in other political parties like NUP, NRM, FDC among others who cannot back him up for party registration," Tumukunde says.

He also warned politicians aligned with Muhoozi to proceed with caution, emphasising the potential consequences of indecision.

He suggests that as elections draw nearer, Muhoozi is likely to establish a new political party, urging politicians to align themselves wisely to avoid being left out in the long run.

Meanwhile, PLU continues its outreach efforts, conducting Barazas (community meetings) in various regions across the country.

PLU’s deputy spokesperson David Kabanda said the movement is expanding its reach to areas such as Lango, Acholi, Fort Portal, Hoima, among others, in the near future.

As the political landscape in Uganda continues to evolve, the fate of politicians like Twaha Kagabo within the PLU remains uncertain.

With the 2026 elections on the horizon, their decisions in the coming months could shape their political futures significantly.

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