NUP party activities in January, 2023
Since the beginning of the year 2023, the National Unity Platform, through its leaders, has been involved in a number of mobilization activities in various parts of the country. Take 5 minutes to read through what has happened on the National Unity Platform so far in 2023.
January 8, 2023. – Mobilization through football and netball tournaments
Our leaders officiated the opening of the third edition of the NUP football and netball tournaments in Kasawo Sub-county, Nakifuma Constituency, in Mukono District. Teams from the districts of Buvuma, Kayunga, Buikwe, and Mukono shall compete in this tournament.
Many thanks to Comrade Nubian li , who is the head of the Arts, Culture, and Sports department, and his team for their efforts in organizing these events, which we use as a mobilization tool to rally the people to stand up against the regime and liberate the country from the military dictatorship.
January 11, 2023 – Secretary General meets with our leaders in Kalungu .
The NUP Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya met with the National Unity Platform’s elected leaders in Kalungu East Constituency, where he delivered encouraging messages from President Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert and the NUP’s Deputy President for the Central Region, Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba .
In his communication, he emphasized the significance of unity among leaders in their respective efforts to achieve our desired goal. In the meeting, they exchanged and discussed ideas on how to best advance our fight against the dictatorial regime’s misrule.
The Secretary General also thanked them for their contributions to the fight, despite the enormous challenges they face on a daily basis.
January 13, 2023 – Enganging with our Leaders in Mubende
On behalf of the National Unity Platform and President Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, the Secretary General met and interacted in Mubende town with our leaders at all levels in discussions where they shared ideas on how to best forward our cause.
He expressed our gratitude for their steadfast efforts despite the challenges they confront.
January 14, 2023 – University Elections
Our student comrades won elections in their respective guild races at Kyambogo University Soroti branch. We congratulate these comrades on their victories in the recently completed guild elections at Kyambogo University’s Soroti branch. Seeing so many young Ugandans identify with our message only confirms that we are fighting for a just cause. This is, indeed, a generational struggle.
January 16, 2023 – Passing of Comrade Hon. Simon Toolit.
We learned with shock and great sorrow of the untimely passing of comrade Hon. Toolit Simon Akecha this afternoon at St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital in Gulu.
Hon. Toolit was our flag bearer in the recent by-election in Omoro Constituency. He was also the acting head of policy and research for the National Unity Platform.
At the height of the Omoro by-election, the pressure to compromise Hon. Toolit Simon Akecha and get him out of the race was incredible. Many offers were made to him, as he kept updating us.
They wanted him to denounce the National Unity Platform and abandon us midway. He certainly knew they would rig him out if he resisted the offers.
Even when he had very many needs, he chose to place his name and legacy above the material offers that were placed before him.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we lost a man who practiced INTEGRITY in word and action!
January 20, 2023 – Visiting our detained comrades at Kitalya Prison.
Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya and Comrade Nubian li along with other comrades, paid a visit to our detained comrades at Kitalya Prison. For over two years, the regime has illegally detained these comrades by remanding them through the General Court Martial.
Our lawyers have undertaken to secure the release of these comrades, but their efforts have been ignored by the court martial on all occasions. However, we will continue to campaign for the release of all political prisoners.
We also contend that everyone with a good conscience should advocate for the release of these comrades, as they have committed no crime.