National Unity Platform over the weekend concluded a two-day retreat in Jinja for NUP leaders (NEC, MPs, District Chairpersons and Mayors).
“It was time well spent as we reflected on our party, the just concluded elections, and how we ought to operate as leaders,” said NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
The retreat ended with seven resolutions as below;
- We recognised our achievements thus far as NUP, and we thanked the people of Uganda for the immense support they continue to extend to us in all ways.
- As leaders, we recommitted ourselves to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Uganda. To that end, we committed to continue the struggle against Museveni’s brutal and dictatorial regime.
- We committed to use the positions we hold as leaders in Parliament and Local Government to further the struggle for freedom and democracy.
- We took an oath of allegiance to the values of NUP, and to serve Ugandans diligently. All leaders took an integrity pledge, and promised to shun corruption in word and action.
- We agreed that through consultations, as leaders we shall submit thoughts to the Constitutional Review Committee headed by Hon. Medard Ssegona, which was instituted at the party delegates conference in August 2020. The committee was tasked with coming up with ways we can strengthen our 16 year old Party Constitution so that it matches the democratic needs of the day.
- We set up select committees for the parliamentary caucus and the local government leadership to steer the process of determining who we shall back for positions such as Speakership in Parliament and Local Councils.
- We resolved to have a countrywide tour by our President and other party leaders across the country to connect with our leaders, thank Ugandans for their support, open party offices, and engage in other party activities across the country.
I am grateful to all leaders who attended, and hope they will live by the oath they took.