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Mpuuga speaks after LOP job

Kampala | Mathias Mpuuga has been replaced as Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Parliament – with Joel Ssenyonyi succeeding him. 

The change – including that of other shadow cabinet ministers was announced by NUP SG David Lewis Rubongoya on December 22. Mpuuga has been LOP for more than two years.

Using his official X handle, he wrote:


This is to express my sincere gratitude to my party @NUP_Ug and the President @HEBobiwine for entrusting me with the leadership of the Opposition in @Parliament_Ug.

It was an honour to lead a team of young multi skilled and talented ‘political novices’. I’m glad that we’ve been able to make the best out of them.

Thank you to colleague MPs, the staff and the leadership of Parliament for the backstopping you rendered during my time as LOP. Thank you for being part of my daily challenges and outputs. I can’t thank enough the people of Nyendo-Mukungwe who sent me to represent what they believe in.

Thank you the people of Uganda for keenly following the work of @LoP_Uganda and routinely challenging us to do more and better. I promise to forever be available whenever and wherever given opportunity to be at the service of Uganda.


Mpuuga, 48, is the Nyendo-Mukungwe Division MP. His successor, Ssenyonyi, 37, is the Nakawa West MP, Kampala. 

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