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    Amuriat Sets Tough Conditions For M7 To Meet FDC…

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    FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat

    The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has refuted allegations by President Yoweri Museveni that he has met and discussed with FDC.

    Museveni made the statement at the swearing-in  ceremony of the new Speaker  of Parliament. Among other things, Museveni insinuated to  the  public that he is for a national dialogue and that he is already talking to some opposition Parties including FDC .

    “May we inform you sir (Museveni) and the public that nobody has been formally sanctioned by the organs of the FDC  to  hold discussions with you,” Amuriat told the president.

    “In principle, we have however always called for a national dialogue and welcomed structured negotiations  based on an agreed agenda and  aimed at realizing a peaceful transition from your government through an all inclusive Transitional administration,” Amuriat added.

    Amuriat revealed that as a party, FDC have over the years given much thought to the same matter of dialogue, and that they have arrived at certain proposals that they shall be taking to the negotiations table at any opportunity.

    Amuriat said, “Several of our Party leaders are aware of these proposals. If the initiatives of Museveni “talking” to some of our colleagues are along those lines, then we welcome the development.”

    “As you are already aware, FDC can not go into formal  talks without an agreed  agenda, agreed parties to the talks , agreed venue, agreed  moderator and agreed guarantor to the implementation of the negotiations outcomes. The open discussions must be towards building a better Uganda,” he added.

    Amuriat argued that taking away individual members and offering them jobs is not a panacea for the maladministration in Uganda and will not destroy the FDC foundation which is based on fairness and for which the members have sacrificed immensely.

    “You may want to learn from the experience of taking away Hons. Kamya, Onzima, Anywar and only recently Tayebwa, among others, whom you wooed from us hoping to rock our foundation,” Amuriat said before adding that;

    “Disappointingly for you we have remained steadfast as FDC which emphasizes that our party strength and struggle to free our country is grounded in institutions and transcends individuals.”

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    NUP’s Bobi Wine And PFT’s Besigye To Observe Elections In Kenya…

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    L-R: NUP SG Rubongoya, Bobi Wine and Besigye in Kenya

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and People’s Front for Transition (PFT) boss Dr. Kizza Besigye have been chosen among the 36 election observers ahead of Kenya’s elections.

    Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is leading the Brenthurst Foundation’s upcoming election observer mission for the Kenyan national elections which are due to take place on 9th, August.

    Among the delegates selected from Uganda is Dr.Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi, NUP General Secretary, Lewis Rubongoya and Ms. Elone Natumanya.

    Hailemariam noted that, “The 36 persons delegation, accredited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which includes political leaders and policy makers from around Africa, will be in Kenya from 5th-11th August and will be stationed in groups in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Uasin Gishu.”

    He added, “Democratic processes, participatory governance, peace and security on the African continent have come a long way in recent years but have also suffered a number of setbacks.”

    “Our hope is that in Kenya, we see the best democratic processes in action which are consistent with the objectives of Agenda 2036, the Africa we want, which speaks to “an Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law,” he maintained.

    The Brenthrust Foundation’s director, Dr.Greg Mills also contended that the Brenthrust foundation is committed to strengthening economic growth in Africa, in part through identifying and sharing best practice, given the continental correlation between democratic conditions and long-term development performance.

    “We look forward to playing our part in ensuring that kenya’s election election proceeds smoothly, fairly and free from upset.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    FDC Boss Narrates How Former Kampala Legislator Nabilah Played 3 Top Politicians In 24 Hours…

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    Former Kampala woman MP Nabilah (L) and Kira Municipality MP Semujju Nganda (R)

    Maverick Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson and also Kira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has revealed how former Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala played 3 top politicians within a period of 24 hours.

    Ssemujju narrated that Nabilah used her beauty very well to capture the three men’s attention to fulfill her goal of winning the 2016 parliamentary seat.

    “I’m telling you Nabilah is a superwoman, she met president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni early in the morning at State House Entebbe, later in the evening she was with John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who by then was a political enemy to President Museveni, the next morning she was with Dr. Kizza Besigye who was a political enemy to Museveni and Mbabazi by then,” he said.

    He divulged that when Dr. Besigye appointed him to his select team that had to accompany him to Namboole stadium for his nomination as presidential candidate, Nabilah was not in his plans because he was briefed with evidence that she was with Museveni and Mbabazi.

    He was also told that Nabilah was an operative sent by Museveni’s camp.

    Ssemujju revealed that he was very surprised to meet Nabilah seated close to Dr. Besigye the next day.

    He said that he tried to forcefully evict her from sitting near Besigye but he was advised that he was brewing trouble for himself.

    He insisted that most of the politicians in Uganda are like prostitutes without principles to stand on.

    He added that it is the reason why in 2021, Nabilah was with NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and she was fronted to contest against Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

    He narrated that right now, he knows that there are a number of politicians who are fighting tooth and nail to make sure that there is no cooperation between Dr. Besigye and Bobi Wine because they think that that if these two opposition heavyweights cooperate, some MPs will lose their political seats.

    Nabilah was not reached for a comment because she did not pick our phone calls.

    Nabilah recently suprised court when he testified against her husband Isaac Ssempala Ssebagala before the High Court Commercial division over a debt she ate from Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba who wants to take their family house for failing to pay back his money.

    It is alleged Nabilah got the money without the consent of her husband but now wants her husband to pay or surrender the house to Baryamureeba.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    We Are Not Welcoming You To A Bed Of Roses But War Front; NUP’s Bobi Wine Assures DP Members Who Defected To NUP…

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    National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has assured members who have run away from Democratic Party (DP) to join NUP that what they have joined is not a bed of roses but a war front.

    Kyagulanyi made these remarks during a press conference, yesterday at their new headquarters in Makerere Kavule.

    Speaking to multitudes, Bobi Wine re-echoed that Makerere Kavule is going to be the headquarters of the next president of Uganda.

    Bobi Wine further revealed that as people in Karamoja are dying of hunger and those in Mbale are perishing because of the poor environment, President Museveni is spending roughly Shs.1bn a day.

    He disclosed, “Recently they have used parliament to steal Shs.207bn of taxpayers money and given it to whites.”

    “Billions of moneys are stolen and given to people we don’t understand. For example, if they tell you about Pinetti, she is not there, that is Museveni.”

    He warned, “Museveni is not going to help you, my brothers, you are on your own so that is why whenever we meet I have to tell you these things.”

    Among the members who left DP for NUP included; former DP contestant for Rubaga South MP seat Nassolo Euginia, Muwonge, Ramathan Lukwago among others.

    “We are revolutionaries, our mission is not just to be a political party, our mission is to remove the dictator and to remove him now.” Bobi told the defectors.

    “What we are welcoming you to is not a bed of roses, we are welcoming you to war. Welcome to the war front,” he asserted.

    Bobi Wine clarified that other political parties are not their enemies.

    “Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is not our enemy, JEEMA, Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and other parties. Our only enemy is Museveni and all those who support him.”

    Bobi contended that not even National Resistance Movement (NRM) is their enemy because they are also being oppressed.

    He further urged people to support all those whose intention is to pull down the dictator (Museveni) regardless of where they belong.

    Kyagulanyi however advised people to discriminate all those who are supporting the dictator regardless of whether they are in NUP or not.

    He also urged people to stop relying on leaders who have betrayed them.

    He told his supporters to brace themselves for what is coming next because Museveni wants to leave the Libya way, Sudan way and Sri Lanka way.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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