By Brenda Namugenyi
The National Unity Platform has suspended with immediate effect five leaders of the party in Busoga subregion over bickering. The party has instituted a five member committee to investigate their actions.
Those suspended include Bamu Lulenzi the coordinator in the region, Moses Bigirwa the deputy secretary for mobilization, Saulo Nsongambi the acting chairperson Jinja City, Mukuve Ayagalaki Jamal youth coordinator and Muwanguzi Andrew, head of patriotism and ideology.
A letter seen by this website, signed by the Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya, indicates that the party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has with immediate effect suspended the leaders and ordered for investigations.
The reason behind their suspension is the continuous bickering and power struggles in the region.
The leaders in question are accused of continuously using social media and other media platforms to attack each other which puts the party under disrepute.
Rubongoya’s letter indicates that the fights have caused gross damages to the party, threatening cohesion and divisions among members of the party and its supporters.
A five members committee headed by Jolly Mugisha has been instituted to investigate and recommend disciplinary measures. Other members of the investigations committee are Aisha Kabanda, Harunah Kanaabi, William Odinga Balikuddembe and Kassim Fatumah.
The committee has been tasked to accord everybody a right to a fair hearing and conclude the matter in the earliest time possible.
This is the first disciplinary measure to be taken by NUP against its leaders who are constantly engaged with fighting each other.