KAMPALA — Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze has taken a swipe at NBS Television —accusing the station of “turning around stories to suit your strategy of drawing us into controversies.”
Nambooze, who is the spokesperson of Dr Kizza Besigye’s self-styled people’s government, has in a social media dossier pinned the acting Head of News at NBS Television Dalton Kaweesa of using his position to spin around stories.
Nambooze says on Saturday January 2020 at press conference held at her home announced that she will not seek re-election for the Mukono District Democratic Party office, a position she has held for ten years.
She, however, claims that NBS Television has since changed the storyline to report that she’s leaving her position because of disagreements in her party (The Democratic Party).
“I understand you had a meeting where you agreed to use newsrooms to spin around stories by the opposition to incite members from the different forces of change to conflict with each other,” she alleged.
She also accuses NBS Television of cutting out parts interviews with an aim of biasing the listeners.
On Thursday, “I had a live show and calmly and respectfully gave my predictions on opposition politics in the new year. You cut out parts of the show and used a girl named Josphine Namakumbi to voice it and bias the listener.”
“You plotted (you Kaweesa) and got a comment from the PP [People Power] spokesperson after misleading him that I had attacked PP,” she wrote.
“With this you came up with a forged story that People’s Government and People Power are at War!”
“You have gone ahead to use the NBS logo to publicise fake stories of me attacking Hon Bobi [Wine], things I have said anywhere. Of course you were able to fool many of our supporters and you are now enjoying the conflict as our people move down to tier each other.”
“After that a story that has created a war between People Power and People’s Government you are now at it again! Good enough I received a warning from one insider that there is a project which you Kaweesa is part of to draw Nambooze into controversies as a strategy to keep the opposition conflicting.”
Nambooze also says Kaweesa while still the Red Paper wrote that she was suffering because she abandoned her true father in misery.
In the same period, when Nambooze was arrested alongside Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga and Busiro South MP Medard Ssegona and taken to Bundibubyo, she says the same Kaweesa photoshoped photos of her husband hugging women and he wrote a story slandering him.
“All this Kaweesa you did to divert people’s mind from the torture I, Hon Ssegona and Owek. Mayiga were going through and the attack on Buganda Kingdom by the junta.”
“After all these years,I expected you to be a changed journalist…. When I saw you wedding someone’s daughter,I thought you had grown up….Unfortunately you are becoming worse! My Kaweesa, I want to remind you that we resolved that in this 2020 Double Action year you push me,I will push you back. You are pushing me. Don’t complain when we decide to push back”.