Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have crossed to National Unity Platform (NUP) party.
The lawmakers were welcomed Monday by the President of the National Unity Platform Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine at the party offices in Kamokya, Kampala.
According to the party, the MPs and Mayors from different divisions were welcomed with great honor.
“We welcome them aboard as we labor to liberate our country from the dictatorship.”
The MPs include; Hon Patrick Nsamba (Kasanda), Hon John Baptist Nambeshe (Manjiya) and Hon David Kalwanga, (Busujju) all joining from the NRM party.
Hon Latif Ssebaga (Kawempe North)and Hon MP Zaake Francis Butebi (Mityana) also officially joined NUP.
Among the comrades that joined the NUP were the mayors of the different divisions who included: Mayor Ronald Balimwezo of Nakawa division; Mayor Kasirye Nganda Ali mulyanyama of Makindye division and Mayor Ronaldo Kalema omulangira of Katabi.
Speaking after the event, Latif said: “I have been standing as an independent in the past elections and I have been seeking to find a political home.”
“I am very glad to have finally found one whose vision and core values are what Uganda needs to free itself from this dictatorship!”
He confirmed being officially unveiled as a member of the National Unity Platform by president Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi.
“I pledge my allegiance to the platform and assure Ugandans of my total submission towards ensuring NUP takes leadership come 2021.”