Hon Mathias Mpuuga has made it clear that they will only decide on their next step once their party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is set free.
The Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament and also a strong representative of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, Hon Mathias Mpuuga has made it clear that they will only decide on their next step once their party president Kyagulanyi is set free.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has been under house arrest since January 15, a day after the presidential elections with fears that he might entice his supporters to protest towards the election outcomes.
Earlier in one of his recent addresses, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said that until Kyagulanyi denounces any plans of mass protests, he will remain under police control.
However, while explaining part of their party plans on Thursday, Mathias Mpuuga said that they will have to first meet Kyagulanyi before deciding on their next direction.
He said that at the moment they cannot also access their party offices in Kamwokya because the police have besieged off the whole area and no one is allowed entry.
“We will communicate to Uganda on the course of action. The results don’t portray our efforts. Our votes were stolen. We can’t access our offices (NUP), they say it is a crime scene. Our Principal’s home is inaccessible. They say they are securing him. We don’t know from who or from what,” Mpuuga said.
“We want to meet Kyagulanyi to discuss our party matters. We are in court to ensure that Hon. Kyagulanyi is freed. He can’t even shop for groceries. The law is not witchcraft. The law is written. If there is any law they are enforcing (by keeping Bobi Wine under house arrest) I would love to know,” he added.
He also lashed out at critics downplaying the work of NUP as a party. Mpuuga said that people should stop calling their party a wave but rather credit it for the support it got in just five months.
He noted that the election was tight and very competitive but they as NUP are proud to see that Ugandans voted for the change they have always wanted.
“Trying to call us a wave is downplaying our work. Try to create a wave one day and we see how far it goes. The support NUP got in five months was a reaction, people were waiting for an organized group,” Mpuuga noted.
“Results from the EC tried to water-down our support which is a shame. There is no amount of explaining that the EC can give on the variance between what they read and what was on the ground. It was a tough election. You wake up every day not knowing who will be shot or arrested. But despite all these, the country was ready for change and they voted for change.”