The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has launched a new political outfit dubbed The National Unity Party ahead of the 2021 Uganda Presidential elections.
While addressing the nation via a Facebook live stream on his page, Bobi Wine stated that he came up with another Political outfit after the realization that People Power Movement would not be registered as a Political Party under President Museveni’s regime.
“Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, I stand here today to announce to the nation that we are unveiling the National Unity Platform,” Bobi Wine stated.
Bobi Wine stated that the National Unity Platform is the political wing of the People Power Movement.
The party whose symbol is an umbrella says it will soon reveal the leaders in various political party leadership positions.
While unveiling the party symbol, Bobi Wine revealed that he has been getting very many questions from people power supporters and leaders about the symbol that will be used in the 2021 general election.
Bobi Wine has also revealed that ever since the party allowed people to pick nomination forms, more than 10,000 people have responded to the call.
According to Bobi Wine, all activities will continue running as the people power movement.
The people power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi also revealed that all People power candidates will use the umbrella as their symbol.
This comes as President Museveni two days ago formally confirmed his interest in running in the 2021 presidential elections on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket when he picked nomination forms from the party headquarters.
Bobi Wine has been raring to compete with Museveni for the top seat and his criticism of Museveni’s leadership styles has landed him in trouble with the authorities several times, with his arrests sparking protests in the country.
Museveni has been on the top seat in Uganda for the last 34 years since 1986.