According to a section of NUP leaders, the new pressure group also known as Red Card Movement was recently unveiled by the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC former President Dr. Kiiza Besigye is recruiting some of its members for its activism activities.
But a row ensued after Kalungu Resident District Commissioner Caleb Tukaikiriza informed the chairpersons that the bicycles will revert to the government when the current leader's leave the office, even at the end of their term of office.
Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro, the Deputy Spokesperson of NUP used the platform at Kasanje Village in the Nyendo-Mukungwe division to castigate party leaders who obtained different leadership responsibilities in parliament and other levels. He said this was weakening their spirited political movement.
Mukiibi carried the pigs, one by one as he handed them over to the respective beneficiaries. He defended his action, saying that as a leader he had to lead by example and ensure the pigs reach the right people.
The newly formed party has taken a lion’s share in Sub-county and Town Council elections defeating the incumbents from the National Resistance Movement-NRM. The ruling party won in only one, out of the four Sub Counties and three Town Councils in Kalungu district, after its candidate David Ssegawa defeated Charles Kayima for the Lwebange Sub-county seat.
Yusuf Nsubuga, the NRM Chairperson for Mabuye parish in Bukulula sub-county says that the local NRM mobilization teams were also scattered by infighting and growing intrigue within the party circles and approached the general election with a sharply divided structure, part of which clandestinely worked with the opposition.
At the burial of Ssenteza on Monday in Kirowooza village, Kalungu District the NUP Secretary-General David Lewis Rubongoya dismissed the security report arguing that it was intended to hide the truth of what happened.
Unlike his rivals, who have published their manifestos or sets of documents listing their plans and strategies they have for the country, the youngest presidential candidate, Katumba is yet to make his manifesto known to the public.
In a homily during a funeral Mass at Ntale Village in Kalungu district, the Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa complained about the security forces executing their duties with a lot of biasness, which he says negates the principles of democratic political participation in the country.