NUP supporters in Karamoja called for the resignation of the IGP following Kyagulanyi's arrest moments after he was nominated to contest for the presidency, on Tuesday. He is one of the 11 candidates nominated by the Electoral Commission to faceoff with the incumbent Yoweri Museveni.
The unveiled campaign poster has the face of NUP presidential flag bearer Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, in a blue suit with the party symbol (the umbrella) but with no red beret, the popular symbol of the People Power movement
NUP Youths have won most of the polling stations in the two divisions that make up Masaka city beating their Masaka‘s Favorite political party, Democratic Party (DP) and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Their resolve follows the defection of 11 members of the party to the platform, a new political outfit led by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Some of the MPs who crossed to NUP include Mathias Mpuuga, Medard Lubega Ssegona, Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga, Betty Nambooze, Muwanga Kivumbi, Allan Ssewanyana, Ssempala Kigozi, Robinah Ssentongo, Veronica Namaganda and Florence Namayanja.
She noted that her struggles to secure for the party a key position in Parliament, her contribution has not been appreciated by the top leadership that instead chose to insults her character. Ssentongo says that she is also disappointed with the party’s top leadership, which has focussed more energies on promoting disunity.