They are Mathias Mpuuga, as deputy president in charge of the central region, John Baptist Nambesh, in charge of eastern Uganda, Jolly Mugisha Ekyomugasho, in charge of the western region and Dr Lina Zedriga, in charge of the north.
The four join Flavia Kalule Nabagabe, the Women League chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi the spokesperson, David Lewis Rubongoya, the secretary-general, Aisha Kabanda his deputy and Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, the secretary for mobilization in the leadership of NUP, a party rebuilt from the former National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new leaders at NUP secretariat in Kamwokya, Kyagulanyi said this is the time for those who have not been taking them seriously to start doing so. He called upon leaders in other parties to agree to work together in order to deliver Uganda from what he called the dictatorship of President Yoweri Museveni.
"I'm very honoured to unveil you today, you give me confidence, it gives me pride and extreme confidence to know that I have deputies that are even much more experienced than I am. The nation can no longer doubt us, I say it again, the nation can no longer doubt us. Now they know that we’re serious but most importantly, Ugandans know that by trusting the NUP with their vote, they will be in safe hands…And I must say this, this not the usual kind of leadership, you have that power as entrusted in you by our constitution, please exercise it, don’t be afraid not even of me, guide me where necessary." Kyagulanyi said.
Speaking at the same function, Mpuuga the deputy president in charge of the central region said that streamlining NUP means that they are now prepared to take on Museveni. He said he is going to do everything under the sun to make sure that Museveni is defeated in the 2021 election.
"May I say from the onset, the game is on, the game is on, if I choose to do something, I do it and deliver. And the duty is, this is not about me and you, it is about us," Mpuuga said.
Yesterday, a delegation of ambassadors from the European Union led by the head of the EU delegation to Uganda ambassador Attilio Pacific paid a courtesy call to the NUP/People Power secretariat at Kamwokya. They engaged the NUP leadership in a closed-door meeting for over four hours.
Ssenyonyi said the meeting was also used to unveil the objectives of NUP, as a political party seeking political power in Uganda to the EU as a strong pillar in supporting and funding of Uganda’s policies and economy.
He added that the EU ambassadors wanted to know more about NUP’s preparedness to participate in the forthcoming general elections. He said the delegation has committed to engaging the government on the matter, to ensure that this time around, the ground is levelled for all contenders. Ssenyonyi said, like all opposition in the country, the ambassadors are equally concerned about the quality of the elections which have severally been pronounced as fraudulent by the courts.
Ssenyonyi further downplayed reports that People Power activities are funded by the EU, adding that all their political activities, as of now, are funded by Ugandan well-wishers.