Dr Kizza Besigye accused of embezzling FDC party money

Dr Kizza Besigye accused of embezzling FDC party money
Eazzy Banking

Thousands of ordinary Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)Party members  are reportedly feeling outraged at the alleged embezzlement of billions of campaign funds, reports say.

The FDC, Uganda’s leading opposition party is in a state of deep shock after revelations that its four-time presidential aspirant Dr. Kizza Besigye, is accused of embezzling billions of party funds over a number of years.

The allegations could have significant ramifications for Kizza Besigye: the party’s strategic position has worsened over the past year.

According to Mr Balyaruha Vincent, a vocal party supporter, a Besigye leaning faction led by party secretary for mobilization Ingrid Turinawe has not been accounting to the party headquarters for the money opposition kingpin collects from his defiance campaigns.

A rival faction that aligns with overshadowed party leader Gen. Mugisha Muntu is said to be angry at Besigye over dodging to answer questions like when, where and how citizen’s contributions towards his campaigns are spent, calling it citizens’ empowerment not extortion from poor citizens as his critics claim.

It appears a breathtaking $1.5 million of party funds was diverted for personal benefit since early 2015, a source reveals.

While investigations are continuing, the Muntu group claims that ever since the election campaigns, people have been showering money and gifts and Besigye has been sharing the collected money with his small group of activists yet all FDC activists face the same state brutality.

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The Muntu group claims that the grand embezzlement and the governance failures that allowed it to happen are above all an utter betrayal of, and insult to, thousands of ordinary FDC Party members and supporters across Uganda and in the diaspora who are not wealthy or personally powerful but are the soul of the party.

They also allege that Besigye has been moving around the world representing opposition and FDC yet it should have been the role of a party president, Mugisha Muntu.

The Besigye hierarchy will have to work hard to earn supporters trust back with the Muntu-leaning supporters who also accused the Rukungiri born politician of having failed to protect his February polls ‘win’ thus should be step aside for Muntu in the 2021 elections.

By Adams Sadiiki

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11 Responses to "Dr Kizza Besigye accused of embezzling FDC party money"

  1. Martha Leah Nangalama   November 26, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Big mistake. You just lost credibility. Besigye has never embezzled funds. I will personally bury you.

  2. Mugisha Muntu. PP FDC   November 26, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    If you hear anybody peddling the story that Dr Kiiza Besigye has embezzled party funds you know that person either has a personal score to settle with him; is politically confused or is being used to undermine the cohesion we are tirelessly working to achieve. Cohesion in the party is a key element in building our strength. It puts terror in the regime. The regime tirelessly works to cause disunity. Anybody who wants to contribute to the strength of the party needs to tirelessly work for party cohesion. Do not allow yourselves to be sucked into endless strife. Dr Kiiza Besigye has a legitimate right to travel & address all international fora where he is invited. He needs no permission from anybody & it adds to the efforts in advancing the struggle for our liberation. I urge all party leaders & supporters to learn how to handle personal differences & manage internal contradictions in a constructive way. That will continue to strengthen us & send terror into the regime.

  3. Moses Mugalu, CEO Artfix Advertising   November 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Mr. President, i love the fact that you fight for party cohesion. But your appearence here is not addressing the fundamental question..” where does the money Dr. Kiiza Besigye collects go?”. It is no secret that Moses Atocoa Atyekwo who is your aide, is one of the leading voices in airing out the view that such money is not accounted for. So what exactly are you trying to tell the people of Uganda?

  4. Mugisha Muntu PP FDC   November 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Incidentally I do not have an aide by the names of Moses Atocoa Atyeko.
    It is always prudent to first ask for how resources are used & give an opportunity for responses to be made. If the accountability is not made then it is fair & legitimate that an accusation can be raised. What often happens in society is that accusations & judgements are made at the same time as the questions for accountability are raised.

  5. Colin   November 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

    The collections are personal and Besigye can use as he wishes!

  6. Turamyomwe Fred   December 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Some journalists want the public to believe that emblezzlement and thefty of public funds is nornal thereby pedling lies against those championing the fight against graft. I am also aware that some journalist are on government payrol which compromises there reporting. You read the whole page of the news call it rumour and you don’t any one complaining of embezzlement which makes the news baseless. What annoy most is that the young generation is being used to kill our country. The good thing is that FDC has a fantastic Party President with exceptional leadership skills. Let time not judge us harshly.

  7. wabyona Jackson   January 24, 2017 at 6:58 am

    The strength of FDC lies in managing competition and leaders subjecting themselves to it without any fear. This is not the first time the fdc is getting involved in internal elections and I predict by the grace of God we shall emerge stronger we don’t fight for positions but for causes

  8. donald   January 24, 2017 at 11:14 am

    please leave our president alone… those 500shs coins he gets are for his transport!! This muntu faction most of them are even compromised by the state see katuntu and his COSACE deputy!!! Traitors jst

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