The storm kicked off by the ongoing campaign for the next FDC party president escalated last night with each camp making wild allegations. Sarah Eperu, who speaks for Nandala Mafabi’s team, threw mud at Gen Mugisha Muntu’s camp when she claimed youth leader Francis Mwijukye is vehemently backing Muntu because Nandala one time exposed him as a man who can’t be trusted with money.
Eperu claims that Mwijukye one time got terribly injured during Walk-to-Work protests at Katwe and hoodwinked Nandala to give him Shs1.5m for treatment yet Col Kizza Besigye had already given him an equal amount. Eperu claims Mwijukye hated Nandala for revealing his contribution in Besigye’s presence during a NEC meeting at Najjanankumbi. Muntu’s camp dismissed Eperu as a loose talker desperate to divert them from their issue-based campaign.
In a related development, Nandala’s camp was as of last night buoyed after getting more endorsement from hitherto fence-sitting MPs. As of last night, Nandala’s camp was claiming backing of 15 MPs out of the 38 FDC has in Parliament.
Kampala FDC Chairman Livingstone Kizito, who is a key vote winner for the Muntu camp, admitted Nandala was lately gaining some little support amongst MPs. “It’s not true that he has 15. It’s just 12 and for us we are sure of 25 MPs already and we expect to win over the few who remain undecided,” Kizito told us via telephone.
Doreen Nyanjura, a leading youth mobilizer in Nandala’s camp, said, “We have 15 MPs already but the difference is that ours don’t talk a lot like the other camp. They are on the ground working and don’t be surprised if we finish at 70% on November 22.”
She claimed they are currently at 50% adding that, “Our target is to use the remaining days to reach 70% and we shall win.”
Reported By John V Sserwaniko