Electoral Commission Denies Knowing NUP Ownership
The Electoral Commission [EC] has revealed that they did not know that the people who applied to change the name of the party that eventually Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine took over as president were not authorised to do so.
The EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama said that when Moses Kibalama Nkonge wrote to them last year changing the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party -NURDP to National Unity Platform-NUP, they had no reason to suspect he didn’t have the authorization of the members.
Byabakama’s explanation follows a letter written to him by members of NURDP querying the manner in which the name and the leadership of their party had changed.
The members questioned the entire extraordinary delegates conference allegedly held on 14/07/2020 and attended by only 51 unverified members out of a delegate’s member list of 400 delegates.
The meeting allegedly approved Kyagulanyi as the new party president and his associates as party office bearers without conducting a proper election although the members said, it was in violation of the party constitution and provisions in the national constitution on internal democracy of political parties.