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Speaking at Katonga Road in Kampala on Monday, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC spokesperson said they can't just look on when gangs take over their party and wreak havoc. “We intend to file private criminal charges against Nandala, Amuriat, and several Police commanders for sponsoring and abetting crimes. We would also like to warn these criminals hired to batter our people that we will follow you up and legally make you pay for your crimes,” Ssemujju said.
The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC
faction led by the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said it is going to
drag Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Nathan Nandala Mafabi the President and Secretary
General of the Najjanankumbi faction and commanders of police for procuring and
looking on respectively as criminals beat up delegates who had come to attend
the extraordinary delegates conference of the FDC.
Speaking at Katonga
Road in Kampala on Monday, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC spokesperson said they can't
just look on when gangs take over their party and wreak havoc. “We intend to file
private criminal charges against Nandala, Amuriat, and several Police commanders
for sponsoring and abetting crimes.
would also like to warn these criminals hired to batter our people that we will
follow you up and legally make you pay for your crimes,” Ssemujju said.
He called upon all FDC members
and other Ugandans who lost property to file details with Harold Kaija who was
appointed as the acting secretary general replacing Nandala which information
will be used to support the charges.
week, police tried to stop the Busabala meeting by heavily deploying security
at Nature’s Green Resort Beach where it was scheduled.
But other than the
police, there was a group of youths who said they had been deployed by the Najjanankumbi
group to stop the meeting. These beat up the delegates who showed up to attend
the meeting. Others stole property not only for the delegates but also for journalists.
The same gang was also deployed at Katonga Road after learning that the meeting
had changed venue. Ssemujju said they are aware that these gangs had been paid
between Shs 50,000 to 100,000.
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For her part, Asanansio Nyakato, the MP for Hoima City
said if police indeed weren’t working with the kifeesi then they should arrest
them and prosecute them. This she said will be the only proof that they were
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Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango,
has denied that police knew let alone worked with the gangs that terrorized FDC
delegates. Meanwhile, Erias Lukwago who was appointed to replace Amuriat
as acting president of FDC, said they have embarked on undertaking their work
starting with filing a petition seeking an interim order to stop the Najjanankumbi
Lukwago said this week he is going to hold a National Executive
Meeting this Thursday to come up with a plan of action to push the party for
the next six months under which they will be in an acting capacity.
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Lukwago on putting banks on notice
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For his part, Francis Mwijukye, who is the acting
treasury general called upon banks with which FDC works, not to accept any
request to withdraw money by the Najjanankumbi-based leadership. He said those
who do so will be held legally accountable.
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For his part, Wasswa Biriggwa, the chairman of FDC said
that whatever transpired last week was legal. He said that they have already written
to the Electoral Commission informing them of the new changes in the party. He
called upon the FDC leaders to disregard the October 6th delegates’
conference called by the party Electoral Commission chairman Toterebuka Bamwenda
calling it illegal.
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Meanwhile, as the team at Katonga
addressed the media, FDC Deputy Spokesperson John Kikonyogo and Toterebuka Bamwenda
also held a parallel presser at the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi. There,
Kikonyogo maintained that the ongoing election process was legitimate and
wondered why Lukwago dismissed the exercise. Kikonyogo said Lukwago who “calls
himself rule of law master” was vetted by Toterebuka and his forms signed by
the Secretary-General Hon Nandala Mafabi to hold the FDC flag during the
“Today he’s telling us Toterebuka is
not supposed to be in office, then how did he become a candidate of the FDC,
himself? These are some of the things that touch our bad nerves as members who
have been at this party for some time. When it favors you, you tell them it is
right” Kikonyogo lamented. For his part, Toterebuka gave an
update on the ongoing elections in FDC. He said a total of 156 members
expressed interest in different positions on the National Executive
Committee-NEC although only 76 were successfully nominated and given nomination
Among those nominated are; Amuriat and Moses Byamugisha for the
position of party president, Yusuf Nsibambi for Vice President in Charge of
Buganda, Kaps Fungaroo for Vice President in charge of the North, and for
Eastern Region Margaret Madanda. Nandala was the only one nominated for the
position of general secretary. According to the roadmap, candidates
commenced campaigns today Monday until 4th October 2023. The
contested National Delegates Conference is scheduled for 6th October
FDC descended into chaos after a section of the party
accused the president and Secretary General of picking money from President Museveni
that was used during the 2021 general elections.
They called upon the two
leaders to step down to allow for the election of new leaders; a demand that
was flatly rejected.