Buken Ali commonly known as Nubian Li took on leadership roles after being detained in Kitalya prison with other 20 National Unity Platform supporters for now three months.
This was confirmed by the NUP president Hon Robert Kyagulanyi through his social media platforms.
Kyagulanyi noted that he has been told that Nubian Li is a counsellor, people go to him for encouragement. Bobi Wine went ahead and thanked Nubian Li for being a good example and staying strong.
“They have told me that you are now a counsellor – some comrades come to you at the verge of despair and you encourage them to remain strong and hopeful in the face of impunity, injustice and uncertainty. I am strengthened by the fact that when we took this path, we fully understood the risks and challenges that lay ahead. May you continue being strong for the sake of everybody” Kyagulanyi says.
He promised that the party is doing everything within its power to secure the release of all those at Kitalya.
Nubian Li and many other NUP supporters were in December 2020 arrested in Kalangala when their presidential candidate had taken there his campaign.
Nubian Li and other 20 National Unity Platform supporters were charged with being in illegal possession of a fire arm among other charges on December 2020.
They were charged before the court martial and sent to Kitalya. Some of the group members have since been granted bail, while others remain in jail.