Veteran Journalist Andrew Mwenda has registered as a member of Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) party before vowing to run for the party flag ahead of the 2021 elections.
Mwenda who is the proprietor of the Independent Magazine has not previously been known to belong to a political party.
The businessman said says he has paid membership fees and received his card from the party offices in Kamwokya.
“This morning, I went to the headquarters of the National Unity Platform, registered as a member and paid,” Mwenda said in a video posted on his Twitter.
He also picked nomination forms and intends to challenge the Kyadondo East legislator who had been declared the principal and sole candidate for the 2021 elections.
“NUP after all are not as radical as I previously thought! I visited their head office, registered as a member, then picked forms to become presidential candidate.”
“I found Bobi Wine, like President Museveni was being treated as sole presidential candidate for the party.”
The 48-year-old veteran journalist has further asked for a presidential debate in which he intends to challenge Bobi Wine.
“I want to challenge him, so that there is democratic contest in this political party and I think, I am going to defeat him.”
“I am calling for a debate between me and Bobi Wine on the future of NUP and the strategy to defeat Museveni,” Mwenda wrote on social media later.