Feb 9, 2023

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine in Tanzania for opposition party meeting

Uganda opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, flew to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday and is expected to attend a three-day meeting organized by Tanzania’s opposition Chadema party.

< p class="ydp777118a9">Kyagulanyi, the chairman of the National Unity Platform (NUP), has been invited to attend Chadema’s General Assembly, which begins Wednesday.

Chadema is expected to close including the appointment of its 19 special-seat MPs, who were stripped of their membership by the party’s Central Committee on November 27, 2020. Nor proposed the names of the 19 for special seats in August House, stressing it was to the party’s surprise that their names appeared in Parliament as MPs.

The 19 MPs were defended by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Job Ndugai, who resigned earlier this year due to pressure following his rema rks on public borrowing.

“All these MPs have already received and received their letters of invitation. They must come to the meeting to hear the General Assembly’s decision upon their appointment,” said John Mrema, Chadema’s Director of Protocol and Communications.

Mr Mrema said in a statement earlier this week Week later, the General Assembly will “discuss the unabated rise in fuel consumption, which has also put pressure on the cost of living in Tanzania.”

Other items on the agenda include the party’s five-year strategic plan, which includes plans for the 2024 local elections and the 2025 general elections; and discussions about a new constitution and an independent electoral commission.