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Bobi Wine Denies Promising $5Million to NUP Founder Kibalama

Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) the current President of the National Unity Platform (NUP) has come out accusing the current NRM government of compromising Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama, to pull out of the deal in which he (Bobi Wine) and his People Power Movement acquired the NUP Back in July.

Mr Kibalama who founded NUP 15 years ago, in a statement last night said he had decided to seek termination of the MoU he signed with Bobi Wine, because the latter had failed to fulfil the terms of the acquisition.

Kibalama claimed that the People Power team had promised to pay him $5million for his party which they failed to fulfil.

“We had an expectation of 5million dollars; that when their sponsors finally bring that money that these people would give that our money,” he said.

However, while responding to these claims on Thursday, Bobi Wine vehemently denied making such a financial commitment to Mr Kibalama.

“In a very shameful way. Mr. Kibalama states that we promised to pay him five million US dollars for transferring the party leadership. Treat this with the contempt it deserves,” Bobi Wine said.

Kibalama in his recorded statement, stated that the $5million was “not documented” in the sale agreement, but that it was mutually agreed upon by the two sides.

Mr Bobi Wine in his statement also accused President Museveni of intimidating and later buying off Kibalama.

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“Using tax payers’ money; our money, Museveni will definitely bribe so many people, including men of honor, to do very shameless things. But our faith is not in the political class. Our faith is in the people of Uganda.”

The Kyadondo East MP nonetheless expressed optimism that this matter will be legally resolved by courts of law.

“My assurance to all our supporters and Members is that the National Unity Platform exists legally and firmly. We are in advanced stages of candidate selection and other party activities. There is no number of machinations and gimmicks which will save Gen. Museveni from an inevitable and imminent fall. Let him watch the space.

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