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NUP’s manifesto launch suspended, new date announced

The National Unity Platform Manifesto Launch slated for this Friday 6th has been postponed by the party president, Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi.

The launch has now been deferred to Saturday 7th November due to the untimely death of senior leader, Sheikh Anas Kalisa.

According to Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, the decision has been taken to enable their leaders participate in the funeral in Ruhaama, Ntungamo district on Friday 6th November at 4:00pm.

“In light of the untimely death of senior leader, Sheikh Anas Kalisa, who will be buried this Friday in Ntungamo, we have postponed our manifesto launch to Saturday 7th November, to enable our senior leaders, including myself, to participate in the funeral,” Bobi Wine said in a statement.

“The manifesto launch is scheduled to take place in Mbarara, Kakoba Division. We have accordingly notified the Electoral Commission and Uganda police!”

Dr. Sheikh Anas Kalisa was the elder brother to Next Media Services Chief Executive Officer Kin Kariisa.

He was the former Director of the Institute of Research and Training was a political analyst on Middle East affairs, and one of the 21 founders and the Managing Director House of Zakat and also one of the leaders of Salaam Charity Foundation.

He was also the Secretary of the Eminent Council of Sheikhs of Uganda and Chairman Muslim Jurists Uganda. Dr. Kaliisa was also an expert in Islamic law, history and customs and sits on the apex body of world Muslim scholars

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