The founding president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Mzee Nkonge Kibalama led a coup that ousted former Kyadondo east legislator Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine from the party presidency during a delegates conference held in Mukono on the 27th May 2022.
In July 2019, NUP led by Mzee Kibalama reached an agreement after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the People Power Movement led by Hon Kyagulanyi, held a delegates conference and elected Bobi Wine as the party president for five years.
According to this Memorandum of Understanding, the two parties were to review the MOU after 2 years and elect a new leadership. Mzee Kibalama and his group claim Bobi Wine and his camp breached the agreement and since then, they have failed to review the MOU nor elect new leadership.
Kibalama further says that the Central Exercise Committee resolved to hold a delegates conference on Friday 27th May 2022 thus electing a new leadership.
During the delegates conference, Mzee Moses Kibalama was elected as the new party president replacing Bobi Wine who was elected as the secretary for Foreign Affairs in absentia.
Others elected on rhe committee are Mr Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe who was the Aministrator secretary and was elected the new secretary General, with Mr David Lewis Rubongoya who has been the secretary General being elected the new secretary for research in absentia.
Others include; Nassonko Connie was elected as the Deputy secretary General, Waiga Jimmy Saphi is the new national treasurer,Tugume Gideon is the newly elected secretary for information replacing Nakawa West Mp Joel Ssenyonyi, Mr Ssejjoba Daniel was elected as the secretary for Mobilization among others.
“We wrote to Mr Kyagulanyi, Mr Rubongoya and their team informing them about the press conference but on Friday we were surprised when they didn’t attend,” Kibalama said.