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Troubled Bigirwa sacked from NUP, replaced with Andrew Kiiza

NUP Party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine (L) and Moses Birigwa (R)

Kampala, (UG): The Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) has sacked its former deputy secretary for mobilisation Eastern region, Mr Moses Bigirwa as the young and vibrant political party moves to resolve internal conflicts among its leaders.

The development which was announced in a post via the party’s X account indicated that Birigwa has since been replaced with Andrew Kiiza Kaluya who will hold the position in an acting capacity until a substantial secretary is appointed.

“We held a harmonisation meeting with our leadership team from Busoga Sub-region. Hon. Andrew Kiiza Kaluya has been appointed Deputy Secretary for Mobilisation (Eastern Region) in Acting Capacity,” the post reads.

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According to NUP, the decision taken by the party followed complaints of indiscipline and persistent conflicts against and amongst some of its leaders, who were not mentioned.

Troubled NUP Boss Moses Birigwa

The development also comes just a day after the NUP President, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, visited the Busoga sub-region on Monday, November 20, specifically to resolve the conflicts within party members.

Birigwa’s woes

This is not the first time Moses Bigirwa has been in sequences of trouble. For example, in November 2021, he was arrested on allegations of trying to extort money from the then deputy speaker of parliament Anita Annet Among.

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Bigirwa, the following year, alongside, Saulo Nsongambi, the acting district party chairperson for Jinja City, Bamu Lulenzi, Jamal Ayagalaki and Andrew Muwanguzi were implicated in internal conflicts leading to their suspension in January 2023.

Their suspensions followed complaints from supporters in the region that their conflicts were causing divisions within the party.

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