People Power unveils 2020 consultation roadmap

People Power unveils 2020 consultation roadmap
Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine arrives at the news conference at his home in Kasangati, Kampala, Uganda July 24, 2019. COURTESY PHOTO/REUTERS/James Akena

Kampala, Uganda | URN | People Power pressure group has unveiled its consultation roadmap for 2020, among the informal sector in the country. The group paraded dozens of mobilizers drawn from the informal sector in Central, Eastern and West Nile at an indoor event held at its headquarters in Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala on Sunday 29th, December 2019 afternoon.

Some of the mobilizers introduced themselves indicating that they were from Busoga, greater Masaka, West Nile and the Central and Eastern Uganda. Kampala based Political Activist; Frank Gasumba also attended the rally. He told cheering People Power supporters that they are ready to record another landslide victory similar to the one they received in Kyandondo East Parliamentary elections which took, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to Parliament in 2021.

Gashumba appealed for unity and hard work during the campaign trail as the group embarks on nationwide consultations in January 2020. The group used the rally to indicate that it intends to ride on voter population in the informal sector, women constituencies and youth to achieve victory.

Fred Nyanzi Ssentongo, an aspirant for the Kampala Central Parliamentary Constituency, said People Power will join force with the Democratic Party faction opposed to the leadership of President, Norbert Mao to bolster the strength of the group.

“I am calling upon all of you to make sure you do your part. All of us should populate every available mass communication domain with the agenda of People Power for us to convert our strong support base into real votes for our candidates,” he said throwing his fist in the air.

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Nyanzi said Ugandan voters should shun members of parliament who will not ally themselves with the Afro Pop musician cum politicians in the 2021 general elections. Kyagulanyi was absent at the meeting that was attended by many Democratic Party members of Parliament.

Joel Senyonyi, the Spokesperson of the group said they will launch their consultations from Kyadondo East County, the home of their Presidential Aspirant before spreading out to other regions of Uganda.

Senyonyi spoke at length about moles infiltrating their camp urging supporters to be disciplined throughout the consultations. He said the year 2020 is a year of Actions and Revolution for Sustainable Democratic Change.

The meeting was held under the theme “the informal Sector in the Red Beret Revolution. Spreading the Revolution in Style.” Several women spoke at it urging fellow women to buttress the political agenda as mothers appealing to their husbands and their Children to vote with nationalistic ideologies in minds.