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NUP Elders’ League Boss William Byarugaba dies in US

The National Unity Platform (NUP) fraternity on Tuesday woke up to sad news following the untimely death of the party’s head of Elders’ League Mr William Byarugaba who succumbed to cancer in USA in the wee hours of Tuesday.

NUP's Head of Elder's of League, Mr William Byarugaba (deceased) with the President of Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. Photo | @HEBobiWine

BOSTON, UNITED STATES: The National Unity Platform (NUP) fraternity on Tuesday woke up to sad news following the untimely death of the party’s head of Elders’ League Mr William Byarugaba who succumbed to cancer in USA in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Byarugaba’s death was announced by the NUP president, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who revealed that the deceased has been battling cancer at Boston Medical Centre in the USA where he was pronounced dead in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

“We have woken up to the sad news of the passing of Mzee William Byarugaba commonly known as Jajja NUP, who has been serving as the head of the Elders’ League of NUP. Mzee Byarugaba has been battling cancer at Boston Medical Center in the USA,” Bobi tweeted on Tuesday.

Kyagulanyi mourned the NUP leader as a knowledgeable man and a great statesman who devoted the latter days of his life to the struggle for freedom and democracy in Uganda, and that his guidance will be dearly missed, especially in the national political space.

“He was very knowledgeable about our country’s history and the present trajectory. It is very unfortunate that he has passed on without seeing the New Uganda that he always envisioned and preached about,” he said.

“Very grateful to our community in Boston who received him and became his family away from home. Deepest condolences to his dear wife, his children, and all his friends,” he added.

Byarugaba has been one of the outspoken NUP leaders who always came out to condemn the infamous abduction of Ugandans using ‘drones’, arbitrary arrests and the bloody incidents which surrounded the 2021 general elections and campaigns.

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