The National Unity Platform Principal leader and President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine appointed the Chief Whip of Opposition in the 11th Parliament, John Baptist Nambeshe to take over as the Party’s acting President for the next three weeks as he flies out of the country for ‘official duties’.
In his letter dated June 20th, 2021, Bobi Wine named the Manjiya County MP Hon. Nambeshe as the interim party president for the three weeks he will be out of the country.
“This is to inform you that the Party President, Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert has asked me to notify you that he has designated you as the Acting Party President for three weeks from June 20, 2021 to July 10, 2021 while he is out of the country for official duties”- Read a statement by Muwonge.
Nambeshe took to his Twiiter handle (@JNambeshe) to thank Kyagulanyi for the opportunity and shared his willingness to take up the mantle.
“I thank you my Party President @HEBobiwine for entrusting me with this important responsibility. I accept the challenge, knowing that I have the full support of the secretariat and certainly the commitment of all comrades in the struggle”- he tweeted.
This will be Bobi Wine’s second time to fly out of the country this year. In May 2021, the former presidential candidate flew out of the country for a four- day working visit.
Bobi Wine and NUP’s flag bearer in the January 2021 elections lost to the incumbent Yoweri Museveni after garnering 35% of the votes compared to Museveni’s 58%.