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Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

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In 2000, while working at the World Bank, I heard that Dr Kizza Besigye would contest for the national presidency in 2001, and I affirmed that he would be my candidate. Earlier on in 1996, while still working at the Ministry of Finance, I had met Dr. Besigye as we investigated tax fraud in an organisation called Danze. This organization was run by high-profile people in government and business moguls. Goods imported by this company would be registered as ‘goods on transit’ yet they were being sold here in Uganda. The government officials would falsify stamps from exit points like Koboko and Mutukula, claiming the goods had left the country.  When we did the investigation, the Government of Uganda had been defrauded of 152 billion shillings. During this investigation, we even me...
Bobi Wine Hails Dr. Besigye As He Launches Presidential Manifesto

Bobi Wine Hails Dr. Besigye As He Launches Presidential Manifesto

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By Our Reporter Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, who is vying for presidency in the 2021 general election on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket, has hailed Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Rt.d Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye for leading the struggle for change in Uganda. Bobi Wine revealed that and more in his presidential manifesto which he launched on Facebook and other social media platforms, after his efforts to launch at the NUP offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, were thwarted by police on Tuesday. Here below is Bobi Wine’s full speech; Fellow Ugandans, I bring you revolutionary greetings wherever you are, and thank you for the immense support you have offered us for the past three years amidst so many challenges! I take this opport...
FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Francis Mwijukye, who is the Member of Parliament for Buhweju County is bedridden and battling for his life after he survived poisoning last week. Mwijukye, who is currently undergoing specialised medical care following a lengthy detoxification process,  was reportedly poisoned  last week through food he ate at one of the top city hotels. Bedridden MP Francis Mwijukye shared a message with friends about his being poisoned He is said to have been rushed to hospital by family members shortly after complaining of abdominal complications and lucky enough medics did quick toxicology tests who turned out positive, which prompted them to immediately start the detoxification process. By the time of fil...
Revealed: Secrets Why Bobi Wine Failed First Election Test

Revealed: Secrets Why Bobi Wine Failed First Election Test

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By Elite Reporter Since he emerged as the head of the People Power pressure group in 2018, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has faced one critical test; whether he would convince the leaders of political parties to rally behind him as the sole opposition presidential candidate in 2021 or not. On July 22, 2020, he confirmed he has failed the coalition forming test when he announced instead that he has formed a political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP). According to many analysts, it was also the day People Power’s popular appeal evaporated. Emerging with a party showed that Bobi Wine has ability to be creative and spring a surprise; something that has so far lacked in the opposition. But his focus on forming a coali...
Gen. Muntu Decimates Besigye’s FDC As MP Winnie Kiiza Quits To Join His ANT Party

Gen. Muntu Decimates Besigye’s FDC As MP Winnie Kiiza Quits To Join His ANT Party

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The death of Dr Kizza Besigye’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) looms  nearer every day,  as more Members of Parliament and other renowned political figures continue to defect to Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu’s Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party. The most recent defector is Kasese District Woman MP Winnie Kiiza, who announced that she quit elective politics fifteen years after she entered the House. However, although Kiiza claims to have quit elective politics, credible sources reveal that she has since crossed over to former FDC president Muntu’s ANT. Kiiza, who is a former Leader of Opposition, said she ‘will remain active with the forces of change’ but will not offer herself for political positions in the 2021 general el...
Police Storm City Hotel To Disperse Bobi Wine, Besigye  Meeting As Opposition Honchos Announce Coalition

Police Storm City Hotel To Disperse Bobi Wine, Besigye Meeting As Opposition Honchos Announce Coalition

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By Keefa Nuwahereza  A joint force of the Uganda Police and Local Defence Unit on Monday afternoon stormed  Rose Gardens Hotel in Wakiso District, where they disrupted a joint press conference between People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi and Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change. Our Moles reveal that the police, which accused the politicians of breaching Presidential Guidelines on social distancing as was of fighting the spread of COVID-19, fired teargas and rubber bullets at the hotel to disperse the meeting, which was attended by among others Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, Bugiri Municipality MP  Asuman Basalirwa, Mityana Municipality MP  Francis Zaake, among others. MP Betty Nambooze trying to explain...
Dr Besigye Celebrates  X-Mas With Jailed Dr Stella Nyanzi’s Children

Dr Besigye Celebrates X-Mas With Jailed Dr Stella Nyanzi’s Children

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Dr Kizza Besigye, the four-time presidential contender of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket, has dedicated celebrations for this year's Festive season to Makerere University Professor Dr Stella Nyanzi, who is jailed at Luzira prisons. Besigye made this revelation on Tuesday when he visited Dr Nyanzi's children on Christmas Eve, at their home in Kungu, near Kyanja, a city suburb, who he interacted with and later exchanged Christmas presents. Dr Kizza Besigye receive Christmas presents from Dr Nyanzi's children The president also gave Christmas presents to the three children, Kato Bah, Wasswa Bah and their sister Baraka Bah, who in return gifted the people's with two rabbits. They also served him tea and later they cut cake after praying ...
FDC Celebrates 15th Birthday With Glamour At Namboole Stadium

FDC Celebrates 15th Birthday With Glamour At Namboole Stadium

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By Keefa Nuwahereza  Tens thousands of  Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party have today gathered Namboole Stadium to celebrate the Party's 15th Anniversary. Led by the FDC president Patrick Oboi Amuriat and the Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, several FDC stalwarts, supporters and members are already engaging the day's activities. FDC stalwarts at Namboole Stadium The event started with marching where members of each in Uganda marched in front of the FDC party bosses, as expression that the Party is well-represented all over the country. However, unlike other FDC rallies that have been clamped by the police, this time round the police allowed the event, but is heavily deployed within and without Namboole to ensure that no chaos breaks out as FDC stalwarts ...
Shock As Ugandan Justices Deny Peoples President Dr Besigye Justice

Shock As Ugandan Justices Deny Peoples President Dr Besigye Justice

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Justices of the Constitutional Court on Thursday shocked the nation when they told opposition strongman and Forum for Democratic Change's Dr. Kizza Besigye  to go seek justice elsewhere, because of swearing himself in as a president of the country, and thereafter seeking justice in the courts that he believed were not legitimate. The justices said it was hypocritical for Besigye who lost the 2016 elections and swore himself in as the elected president of Uganda to go to the same courts which are part of the legitimately constituted government led  by President Yoweri Museveni.  Justice Kenneth Kakuru noted that; "By swearing himself as president and appointing his own national assembly, Besigye was acting in contempt of the Supreme Court that had declared that...
‘Gov’t Wants To Ban People Power’- Ssenyonyi

‘Gov’t Wants To Ban People Power’- Ssenyonyi

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Joel Ssenyonyi, the Spokesperson of People Power pressure group, which is  led by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has revealed that government plans to ban People Power. Ssenyonyi revealed this Tuesday shortly after attending a court case in which some  people claim that People Power is their patent name and that  Bobi Wine, Ssenyonyi and his group infringed on their patent, which is already a registered Nongovernmental Organisation. People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi (c) with others after the court session After attending hearing of the case in court Ssenyonyi told the media thus; "Earlier today at the Constitutional Court in a case where Bobi Wine & myself were sued over People Power. It is clear government...
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