NUP Vetting process questioned as Kasese Municipality NUP members reject vetted candidate

The National Unity Platform (NUP) vetting process has been questioned as members continue to reject the vetted members.

Earlier this week, we wrote how Serere and Masaka NUP members rejected the selected party flag bearers on grounds that the party did not consult varies committee on which candidate to field.

The latest to arrive on our desk is that the Kasese Municipality NUP members have also rejected Ms. Kahindo Amina who was awarded the ticket ahead of Sam Baluku who was reporteldy on ground doing the donkey work.

According to the head of legal team for Mr Baluku, Mr Nzaghale Benard Kelly, people power supporters have been coming to the offices everyday waiting for the final declaration of Hon. Sam Baluku as the official flag bearer of the party.

Baluku was the first to establish the party while it was still a pressure group known as People Power by preaching to the population.

He attracted many people to buy party cards after it became a political party.
Its said that thousands turned up when Baluku together with others officially opened the people power offices.

This was an offer by Baluku to have a well-established group to attract many other people to run on the NUP ticket.

He explains that he slept in coolers having had a big mass at the opening ceremony of the offices hence violating Ministry of health SOPs.

Baluku was released on police bond and hence continued with his work.

According to a privy source close to his opponents, they have been praying that he fails to go through the NUP vetting process since he has a well-established ground already.

The party ticket has been given to Ms Kahindo a very unpopular candidate in the constituency.

Sources say that she has never reached out to the People power leadership, at the offices in Kasese municipality.

“Ms Kahindo is said to be sponsored by one of the candidates from other parties to destroy a very strong candidate with well-established grounds that have been built for the last two years,” the source said further.

“Many of NUP supporters are threatening to join Gen Munt’s Alliance For National Transformation (ANT) if the principal (MP Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert) doesn’t intervene in this matter,” says the source.

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