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Bobi Wine, Kibalama Meet in Court as Police Locks Out Journalists

There was drama this morning at the High Court in Kampala where Moses Nkonge Kibalama the former President of the National Unity Platform showed up as per court summons to respond to questions by his former fellow defendants.

Kibalama was last week summoned by High Court judge Musa Ssekaana to be questioned by lawyers of Robert Kyagulanyi on what prompted him to want to pull out of the sale agreement of his party.

Last week, Kibalama did not show up in court, amid reports that he was being held by security agencies outside his home.

The court session this morning, was interrupted for several minutes as police clashed with several journalists who it said could not be allowed inside the court room.

As the judge commenced the hearing, there was loud and continuously exchanges outside as the reporters demanded to be allowed in.

To stop the interruption, Justice Ssekaana adjourned the session to let the police sort the matter out.

By publication of this story, a few of the reporters were being allowed in one by one.

During the break, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and Mr Kibalama were seen seated together having a lengthy inaudible conversation.

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In this case, two members of the NUP are suing the party’s old administration under Mr Kibalama as well as the new leadership for what they call illegal change of name and leadership of the party.

The two members Difas Basile and Hassan Twala want court to order the Electoral Commission de-register the party on the basis of the alleged irregularities.

Last week, in a twist of events Mr Kibalama told court in a signed affidavit that he had been misled by Bobi Wine’s team to sell them his party.

He also claimed that the party acquisition process had not followed the right procedures and that they had provided falsified documents to the EC to facilitate its registration.

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