You cannot break a man’s hustle. The former leadership of the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) is trying to hijack the current National Unity Platform (NUP). The other so called fraction of the party has built a new headquarters in Rubaga (Lubaga) but the official one of the party is in Kamwokya. Therefore, the stalemate is there and now the NUP – Rubaga isn’t only acting in contempt of the courts, but also the Electoral Commission.
Both the High Court and the Electoral Commission states that the current leadership of the NUP in Kamwokya is the righteous ones. This means that whatever mission Moses Nkonge Kibalama and Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe is a flawed and an epic failure. They can go on TV and NBS Television to cry out loud. However, their party and what was in the past is now gone. That was done before the General Elections of 2021 and registered as a new party.
The old guard of the NURP could possibly start another party or another venture. However, they cannot hijack or try to forge their way into controlling the current NUP. That is already sealed and was done wisely. For all matters and sake, the coordination and the manner of which it was done. Was done in a way of ensuring that no one could suddenly ambush it.
Yes, the system and the other parties has tried to soften the blow. They have gone after everything and the party has been targeted. It has been tested in the courts and now with the recent developments. This is only showing how futile the mission or enterprise of Kibalama is… his hungry and got nowhere to go. Heck, his house is lacking windows… it is leaking just like his plans or his new organization.
They are acting all out and the newest reports is that the NUP Kamwokya is planning legal action against Kibalama. This time the Kibalama fraction has to answer the Kamwokya and not the other way around.
The ones calling this is a hurdle, it could turn into a tailspin for Kibalama. As the things seems iron-tight. For a moment, I was worried that this could become a MDC-Alliance sort of tale. Where the one fraction would undermine with the help of the junta. However, at this very moment and after the letter of EC. Things seems secured and all legit. That’s why Bobi Wine and associates can all muscle up.
Certainly this tale is far from over. The NUP of Kamwokya has the upper hand. We just have to see how this pans out. Kibalama is playing a loosing game. Looking more and more foolish by the day. That is certain… and it’s tragic really.
He and his company should just start a new chapter and new body. Instead of trying to act like they lead what they lost. The ones following and in the circle of Kibalama should know that. However, ego and pride plus the ability to see the relevance is maybe a reason why Kibalama is doing this. Nevertheless, his losing more and more. Not regaining or winning by any stretch of the imagination. That is obvious.
No matter how dubious or how clever you are. The team around you and how you operate will expose you. This second edition of using means to destroy the NUP. Is only showing that Kibalama could never leave it alone or let it go. He wants it back, but it isn’t his anymore. Peace.
The former President the former president of National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP), Moses Kibalama is trying to make himself relevant again. This after losing in the courts, which dismissed his petition in October 21 2020. As he sought to regain the lost party called NURP, which was rebranded to the National Unity Platform (NUP), the political party of the People Power Movement and run under a new leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
It reminds of a quotation from the judgement in the High Court from 2020, which says this:
“The applicant in this case ought to have applied for judicial review within 3 months after the change of name of the party from NURP to NUP i.e by 6th June2019 but instead the applicants filed this application on 24th August 2020 after over one year. This application was made with a view of making some money during the election season and the applicants have no genuine grievance but rather want to be relevant and make some quick cash” (High Court, 21.10.2020).
So, seeing Kibalama building and rebranding a “new” headquarter in Lubaga is just nonsense at best. That’s just toying around with a ship that has sailed. The deal and agreement is sealed. Even the courts didn’t entertain him. Therefore, this gig is over and the show is over.
Kibalama wants to be in the spotlight and his party, which he founded back in the day became relevant. Heck, it became viable because the People Power Movement and Bobi Wine infused enthusiasm and a red wave, which Kibalama never would have achieved or dreamed off.
This is a Moses that never got enter Canaan and Joshua came into it instead. That’s why Kibalama is acting like this. He know he lost and has no real ownership of it anymore. It is really tragic that he does this… but he has no leverage or option to recover ownership of it either. That’s why he lost and was dismissed.
Certainly, no one should ever take this man serious again. He even made up and had talks after the case with Bobi Wine. So, this man knows the gist.
Well, just to show how quickly the man changes his mind. Only in February this year. Bobi Wine visited him and wrote this: “We spent part of today visiting mzee Moses Nkonge Kibalama, the former NUP President. Despite the challenges we had in the past, we have continued to be in touch with him and to offer support to him and his colleagues in their different endeavours. We are glad to see that his health has greatly improved.” (Bobi Wine, 22.02.2022).
Now, the same man is now trying revive himself and become the leader of the lost. However, the party he founded isn’t the same as the one running now. It is another machine and with another Party President, which is more successful. Bobi Wine has achieved something Kibalama never could or had the ability too.
That’s why he wants it back now. Because the NUP matters now is in Kamwokya and has a seat at the table. The NUP that means someone has MPs and a leader who faces off with the ones in charge. Maybe he wants another additional 5 million shillings or whatnot. Since the money-pit dried up and his not getting serviced like in the past.
Kibalama is a just a tragic figure. The “new” HQ is just a proof of that. He should rest and retire. This man will not be resurrected on the third day. The NUP he once knew is long gone and no way he can return to it. The only thing he can is to talk and have moments of nostalgia. Peace.