Iam going no where, Mpuuga assures NUP leadership

Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, the commissioner of parliament addressing parliamentary press earlier today.

The former leader of opposition in parliament and current commissioner of parliament representing the National Unity Platform party, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga has vowed not to step down as the commissioner of parliament amidst the ongoing pressure inserted on him by National Unity Platform’s leadership led by his president Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.

Addressing parliamentary press today at Parliament, Mpuuga hit back at his critics within the party and assured them how he won’t bend towards their call in a party he laid hands for it’s success.

“I wish to state that, I am a founder member of NUP where I serve as a Deputy President. I am not leaving the party I founded and I’m not doing anything that destroys a young party I participated in establishing with conscience and conviction. At least I’m not yet moved to that level.” Said Mpuuga

Mpuuga made the remarks on Tuesday, just hours after his party, the National Unity Platform, made public a letter it wrote to Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, notifying her of the party’s decision to withdraw his secondment to the Parliamentary Commission and replace him with Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality).

“The letter is addressed to the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament and I’m only informed of the contents by copy. I will not respond thereto, save to restate my position as communicated to the party and the country.” He said

He also affirmed that he confesses no wrong doing whether in law or elementary common sense, adding that the position of the law has been clarified to whoever wished to understand; but to not deliberately slander and defame him for short term political security.

“I wish also to re-assure all comrades in the struggle for a fair Uganda that, my commitment has never waned; that I am not and shall never be part of any form of corruption.” Mpuuga stated

According to Mpuuga, as a political party incase of anything disagreeable with any member, there must be mechanisms for mature resolution different from grandstanding and desire to settle political scores, at the expense of reputations of comrades with whom they struggle to offer the country better leadership.

He also encouraged the citizens to be the ones to question the decisions of their leaders; especially those in higher offices, and make critical decisions on their behalf at all times.

“In the current circumstances, it is also not difficult to tell that the objective was never on accountability, because no one provides financial accountability at press conferences and on social media.” He said

Mpuuga also revealed how the previous days have cast much doubt within Ugandans on whether the National Unity Platform has the capability of handling the humongous task of liberating and effecting solutions to the political and social challenges the country is currently facing.

“We must regain public confidence, trust and demonstrate that we are worthy the peoples support in leading the charge for change and transformation that the Ugandan masses are yearning for.” He stated

He said he’s now going to embark on a process of instituting internal party reforms to make it credible and competent government in waiting, the coming days.

“Let me now assure the entire NUP leadership, membership, supporters and the general public, that NUP is my party and I harbor no intentions whatsoever of leaving; I am going Nowhere.” He narrated

He further thanked their party supporters including those from the diaspora for their contribution to the building of a young party and the quest for a new Uganda in general, urging them to be aware of false information.

“You interact with a lot of information, but largely misinformation targeting your justifiable desperation for change. I pledge to you my availability and clarity of mission and purpose in whatever we do to change the trajectory of our country.” He Said

He noted that Ugandans in the diaspora are desperate to cement their contribution towards change; beyond social media commentary and material support which seem to be a major pre-occupation of many in leadership home.

“We should be embarking on a joint push for major reforms in our electoral laws and major constitutional shifts to enable diaspora citizens’ participation in our electoral activities beyond manipulating the change agenda by selfish individuals here.” He stressed

He conclusion Mpuuga disclosed that, the end of the planed NUP reform process, arbitrary, obscurantists and deviant work methods, lack of internal conflict resolution mechanisms, nepotism, corruption, greed and abuse of office, extortions, blackmail, defamation and slander, including lack of internal democracy shall only but be practices of the past within our great party.

“Finally, in the near future, I’ll be unveiling to the public what next. For God and my Country.” He said






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