Besigye Cries as He Reveals Coup in FDC, says Mafabi Lied about Shs300m ‘Dirty Money’

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) founding father, Dr Kizza Besigye, came close to tears Monday as he revealed “a coup” currently ongoing within the opposition party.

While addressing a press conference at his Katonga Road office in Kampala, Besigye said there is a coup in the party and “it is now moving on decrees”.

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Besigye became emotional and was seen sniffing and wiping his nose with a white handkerchief as he talked about the “dirty money” that threw the party into disarray recently.

Besigye became emotional as he talked about the dirty money

“Hon Nathan Nandala Mafabi told a lie when he said that he had given me Shs300 million for polling agents. He told me the money was his and he wanted to hide it from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) since he had debts with them, and that they [URA] would confiscate it…,” he told journalists.

He accused Mafabi of spreading falsehoods regarding the purpose of the Shs300m which the Party Secretary General claimed was intended for party agents in 2020.

“So, it’s a lie that money was extended to me to keep for party agents,” he stated.

While responding to the FDC Elders Committee Report on the controversial money from unknown sources, Besigye said the Committee of Elders didn’t make the slightest attempt to establish the facts.