Mwenda vows to Challenge Bobi Wine’s nomination as NUP flag-bearer: Mwenda vows to Challenge Bobi Wine’s nomination as NUP flag-bearer:
Veteran Journalist Andrew Mwenda says he will be challenging the nomination of Robert Kyagulanyi as NUP presidential aspirants. Currently Kyagulanyi is the flag bearer for NUP in the upcoming 2021 elections.
Mwenda claims Kyagulanyi’s nomination is an outcome of a rigged and undemocratic process. And having been denied a chance participate in the party election.
But Bobi Wine was nominated unopposed as NUP presidential flag bearer on Friday. Now he can contest for president of Uganda in the forthcoming 2021 elections under NUP.
According to the party’s electoral commission, Kyagulanyi was the only person on the position.
However, Mwenda says there was no communication about the deadline for closing nominations for NUP flag bearer. I was still filling the papers to run for the party position, Mwenda confirms.
Surprisingly, I have just been informed that Bobi Wine is unopposed as NUP presidential flag bearer. NUP knew that am still filling forms and did not inform me of the deadline.
Mwenda vows to Challenge Bobi Wine’s nomination as NUP flag-bearer
This is a rigged and anti democratic process and am going to challenge it, Mwenda says.
Last month, Andrew Mwenda subscribed as a member of new political formation NUP. And immediately announced he was going to challenge Bobi Wine for the party card in the next election. He also picked forms of the same position claiming he wants to beat Kyagulanyi in party election.
Surprisingly, reports say that the nomination forms in hands of Andrew were not for presidency. But for local council aspirants with NUP supporters claiming they had outsmarted him.
However he made the papers public by posting copies of filled nomination forms on his social media page.
If Mwenda goes ahead to challenge Bobi’s nomination in courts of law. He will have joined a list of individuals who have done the same.
On Friday, a city lawyer, Male Mabiriizi also released copies of notice claiming Kyagulanyi is a lier. He submitted them to the EC requesting for Bobi’s academic forms. Mabiriizi claims the academic forms have disparities in relation to his actual age.
Male claims the papers provide him legal basis to challenge Kyagulanyi’s candidature on account of questionable integrity.