Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine the leader of the People Power political pressure group launched a national coordination team on Wednesday.
The team will be in charge of mobilizing supporters and coordinating all the necessary activities in different regions ahead of the 2021 general elections.
The appointed committee will also be responsible for identifying, recruiting and harmonizing candidates from these regions vying for several political posts in the upcoming elections.
The meeting in which the coordination committee was appointed took place at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere, Wakiso district on Wednesday.
The People Power Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said that they had intended to have this meeting in a hotel but they failed to secure a place sine all the hotels contacted turned them down due to fear of government’s response for hosting Bobi Wine.
“We were not supposed to be here today for this press conference. We should have been at one of the hotels but we roamed town for the last couple of days seeking to get space but all of them declined, especially when they got to know its People Power”, he said.
The committee comprises of members from different political parties as well as those from diaspora. Mr. Ssenyonyi said that all members are there for a better country.
“We have leaders here from the NRM and some are in Parliament but they are here because we all want a better country. We also have members from DP, FDC, Jeema… People Power is also about empowering women. President Museveni says that he has empowered women but in many ways, he has disempowered them. We are keen on changing that”, he said.
Arua Municipality MP Kasiano Wadri said that the involvement of members from other political parties will not affect multiparty democracy but it will rather empower all parties.
“Multiparty democracy has principles. People Power has come to empower all political parties and not to break them. We are coming up with something new because we can’t behave normally in an abnormal situation. Multipartism can’t be killed by what you see here. We are all here for a common cause. This is a consortium, we are here to foster a common goal”, he said.
The committee teams that were appointed were regional based and are responsible to coordinate activities in their respective regions.
The committee list is as below
Hon Medard Lubega Ssegona (Team Leader)
Hon Wakayima Musoke
Samuel Lubega Mukaku
Hon Lutamaguzi (Team Leader)
Hon Brenda Nabukenya
Former Luweero Mayor
Hon Patrick Nsamba (Team Leader)
Hon Kalwanga David
Hon Muwanga Kivumbi (Team Leader)
Hon Lulume Bayiga (Team Leader)
(Mayor of Mbiko, Kiwanuka Abdullah
Hon Mathias Mpuuga (Team Leader)
Hon Sewungu Gonzaga
Hon Florence Namayanja
Dr. Abed Bwanika
Hon Kasiano Wadri(Team Leader)
Hon James Acidri
Hon Oguzu Lee
Hon Lucy Akello (Team Leader)
Hon Gilbert Olanya
Hon Anthony Akol
Hon Adome Bildard (Team Leader)
Hon Jonathan Odur (Team Leader)
Moses Okot P’Bitek
Hon Susan Amero (Team Leader)
Kakuru Thomas (Team Leader)
Hon Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (Team Leader)
Muhanguzi Kateera Lubega Muzamir
Ayebare Jasper Musherura Daniel
Pastor Satid (Team Leader)
Chemonges Benjamin Kwoyen
Hon Barnabas Tinkasimire (Team Leader)
Hon John Baptist Nambeshe (Team Leader)
Hon Asuman Basalirwa (Team Leader)
Hon Paul Mwiru
Hon Nabulindo Agnes (Team Leader)
Hon Winnie Kiiza (Team Leader)
Hon Robert Centenary
Hon Francis Zaake(Team leader)
Roy Semboga (Team Leader)
Flavia Kalule (Team Leader)
Hon Robinah Ssentongo
Hon Anna Adeke
Pastor Robert Mpala Isabirye (Team Leader)
Arts & Entertainment;
Nubian Lee (Team Leader)
Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu (Team Leader)
Arao Ameny (Team Leader)-US