MK Movement, a group of Ugandans striving to have Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as Uganda’s next President, has upgraded to Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU).
The announcement was made on Thursday by Igara East MP Hon Michael Mawanda, a member of Central Committee (CC) of the MK Movement, at a press briefing in Naguru, Kampala.
“We hereby constitute ourselves into a civic organisation and assume and adopt a new name and identity, the Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), which is the main aim of working towards receiving Ugandans, in a spirit of God citizenship national pride, national service, protection of persons combating corruption and wastage of public services and protection of the environment,” Mawanda said on Thursday.
He said that whereas, over the past, nearly two years the MK movement has been engaged and active in mobilising Ugandans towards the goal of national unity, peace, and stability, they came to a conclusion that the these can only be achieved if Ugandans are mobilised towards the same.
“The national unity, peace and stability can only be achieved by a patriotic citizenry that are mobilised, organised, and empowered fulfil their role in building sustainable foundations for the independence so identity and socio economic development over the fatherland.”
“We the MK movement hereby proclaim the aforementioned objects to be a manifest production for the independence, civility, and development of Uganda and in furtherance of the aforementioned objects,” he added.
Mawanda said that as the PLU, they undertake to contribute in a civil capacity towards mobilising Ugandans to fulfil their civic duties as citizens of the land for the benefit of society as a whole.
He explained that the group will remain nonpartisan, non-denominational, and non sectarian.
At the presser, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba was represented by captain Mike Mukula and attended by all members of the Central Committee of the MK Movement.
The briefing was also attended by over 100 MPs, several high-ranking political figures, representatives of hundreds of youth groups, & political activists from across the political divide and academia.