Just like the famous African proverb goes, even if you wash your clothes with hot water you still need to dry them and no matter how fast a man can run, he can never chase his shadow and catch it.
Titus 1:16 says they claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for doing anything good and Luke 12:2 says there is not ghin concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known.
It started when the leadership of NUP out rightly refused to mobilize support for People’s Front for Transition, the latest political pressure group formed by Dr. Kizza Besigye against the regime.
NUP’s unpopularity among the opposition further deepened when they refused to join the Interparty Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD), a dialogue platform for all political parties represented in the Uganda parliament, describing it as the affairs of the regime.
Their decision was however viewed as a deliberate fight against a normal opposition struggle against the regime.
Recently, Bobi Wine ignored and skipped prominent and critical NUP leaders from his Diaspora trip to Europe where he was invited and instead went with his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi, and his brother Nubian Lee among others.
This decision coupled with other previous unfair resolutions by Bobi Wine that only favors his own people have since escalated the internal fight within NUP.
It seems the NUP had thought that washing their clothes with hot water would definitely make them dry automatically and they would catch their own shadow by running faster than other political parties that have been in existence for years.
Thomas Tayebwa, the government chief Whip says there is like a cult in Kamwokya where no one is allowed to ask for accountability.
“There is like a cult in Kamwokya where. You can never ask for accountability. The problem is the radicals coming from Kamwokya cannot allow the people like Mpuuga and Kivumbi to do their work,” Tayebwa said.
According to Hon. Chris Baryomunsi there is inter and intra party confusion in the opposition especially within NUP as a result of greed and political arrogance and shallow ideology.
Nobert Mao, the DP leader said that NUP should stop thinking that they are the first to talk about certain issues in Uganda.
“Nobody should think they are the first to diagnose these problems. We have been talking about them for decades. What I am challenging is hypocrisy,” Mao argued.
Early this week, DP Mao became the latest opposition activist to expose the NUP’s deepening political rottenness.
“The front desk on the Opposition (NUP) side is very empty. They lack depth and coherence in their ideas,” said Mao.
In his recent revelation, Chairman Mao described NUP leadership tactics as wanting, rotten, and unfit to out-compete with the ruling National Resistance Movement party.
“NUP is trying to score political goals but they are not only doing bad politicking but also bad manners. In my culture, you don’t criticize a sick person, you wait for them to heal before you attack them,” Mr. Mao said.
According to DP Mao, the NRM in Parliament is on holiday because of NUP’s weaknesses and hypocritical leadership style.
Thomas Tayebwa, the government chief Whip last week said NUP that there are huge cases of nepotism and political hatred.
He adds that Bobi Wine is up to achieving personal wealth and building a cult-like political power for himself and close family members.
NUP has continued to focus on promoting the politics of tribalism and sectarianism as if they will only be leading a specific tribe forgetting that Uganda has multiple
Nandala Mafabi, the FDC Secretary-General is among senior opposition leaders who have continued to undress NUP’s political selfishness accusing them of working for self-wealth as opposed to hardening to unseat President Museveni regime.
Mafabi however wondered what the party has so far done and according to him, it’s nothing beyond achieving personal wealth.
“We have given NUP space to work because they thought we were doing nothing. What is Kyagulanyi doing? What are his people doing?
Mubarak Munyagwa, a known FDC stalwart and a former MP for Kawempe South said NUP has lost direction and also lacks the capacity to remove the NRM government from power.
“Some have already bought houses in the US. They are heavily funded by the regime. It’s a pity,” Munyagwa alleged.
It has however remained unclear how NUP as the leading opposition party in Uganda shall effectively be presenting alternative views to the government in a bid to encourage timely and sanity service delivery since they have been embroiled in a litany fight.