Presidential hopeful and Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu, alias Bobi Wine and his party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) is set to launch his 2021 manifesto at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara.
NUP postponed the launch of their manifesto from Friday to Saturday 7th November, 2020.
This followed the untimely death of senior Muslim Leader and scholar Sheikh Anas Kaliisa this Wednesday afternoon after he collapsed at his home. Family sources have indicated that the cause of his death is still unknown.
“We have postponed our manifesto launch to Saturday 7th November, 2020 to enable our senior leaders, including myself to participate in the funeral,” Bobi announced through a post on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“The launch is scheduled to take place in Kakoba Division, Mbarara city,” he added.
The launch of the National Unity Platform (NUP) manifesto will be followed by the opening of the party’s offices in Mbarara District which has in the past been the ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM’s stronghold and is also in the same metropolitan area as Kiruhura, the incumbent President Museveni’s country home area.
The Kyadondo East legislator, speaking at the deceased’s vigil at his home premises, said that the Sheikh and political analyst was a father figure and a mentor to him and he constantly advised him in his political aspirations.
The manifesto launch which was supposed to take place on Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya was deterred from happening by the arrest of Kyagulanyi shortly after his nomination in Kyambogo.
His arrest which was followed by tear gas and rubber bullets has been condemned publically by the Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama and many other Ugandans.
“We are going to sit down and engage all sides and see what the problem is,” Byabakama said while speaking to media houses on Wednesday.