JEEMA Party President Urges Bobi Wine to Clarify NUP’s Stance on Homosexuality

KAMPALA, (UG)-Bugiri Municipality legislator, Asuman Basalirwa, is concerned that Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, the National Unity Platform (NUP) part principal, may be instrumental in the downfall of his party.

Basalirwa’s assertion stems from the statements made by Kyagulanyi regarding some NUP Members of Parliament who he claimed were working for President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).In response to Kyagulanyi’s recent comments, where he alleged that MPs who supported the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2023 were collaborating with President Museveni, Basalirwa suggested that Kyagulanyi may possess information unknown to others.

During a recent interview with the international broadcaster BBC, Kyagulanyi also argued that the Act, which garnered support from over 90% of MPs, was not passed in the best interest of Ugandans but rather as a means to suppress the opposition.

Basalirwa – the opposition Justice Forum (JEEMA) party president — emphasised that Kyagulanyi’s failure to take action against the MPs he accused of collaborating with the regime would inevitably lead to the downfall of the NUP. He however raised concerns about the party’s stance on homosexuality, highlighting the confusion within NUP regarding the issue, and called upon Kyagulanyi to clarify the party’s position on homosexuality.

Last week, JEEMA requested an apology from Kyagulanyi over his comments regarding the enactment of the anti-gay law, and urged him to retract his statement.