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FDC asks Museveni evidence in Kabaziguruka assassination claim


Museveni addressing Muslims at Entebbe State House

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] on Monday dismissed as false President Yoweri Museveni’s claims that one of their legislators tried to kill him at his Kisozi farm.

While meeting a delegation from the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue [IPOD] over the weekend at State House Entebbe, Museveni said jailed Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka tried to assassinate him.

“He [Kabaziguruka] came to Kisozi [Museveni’s farm in Gomba] to assassinate me,” Museveni reportedly told the meeting, according to The Observer newspaper.

Museveni told the group led by DP secretary general Mathias Nsubuga Birekeraawo that Kabaziguruka who is battling treason charges and Gen David Sejusa, the former coordinator of intelligence services, “were planning something dangerous”.

“We cannot release Kabaziguruka when we have evidence of plans to commit crime; there should be accountability first before reconciliation; otherwise, it would breed impunity,” Museveni told the meeting.

Addressing press on Monday at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the party Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija while addressing the media at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi challenged Museveni to produce evidence.

Kaija alleged that Museveni is witch-hunting and sought to push him out of parliament.

Skipping Entebbe meeting

FDC is the current chair of the IPOD summit but its secretary general; Nathan Nandala-Mafabi did not attend the Entebbe meeting.

Mafabi was instead at the Chief Magistrate’s court at Nakawa standing surety for Ingrid Turinawe who was arrested for assaulting a police officer last week.

Kaija told press that the meeting was on short notice and lacked a clear agenda.

He said in any case, the party working committee would first sit and approve the meeting.

Kaija also pointed out that IPOD has its own Secretariat hence no reason for them to go to State House for a meeting.

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