KAMPALA — Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has dismissed as malicious propaganda reports linking CDF Gen David Muhoozi to National Unity Platform woes and denied any military role in party problems involving founder Moses Nkonge Kibalama and Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, defense deputy spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki slammed Kibalama over twisting facts, explaining that CDF Muhoozi has never summoned him for any meeting.
Akiiki who admitted that CDF Muhoozi met and held talks with Kibalama said the meeting was at the latter’s request.
“I think it is almost coming to a month; that meeting happened long before he even left his residence,” Akiiki clarified.
Col Akiiki also trolled Bobi Wine’s team of trying to blow this matter out to context in order to tarnish the UPDF.
“No amount of twisting should bring the CDF in disrepute. Let the process of court continue without soiling the mind of the public on the matter.
Kibalama told High Court in Kampala on Friday that he, together with colleagues he didn’t disclose, held a meeting with the army commander in which they discussed among others, issues concerning the change of name and leadership of his party.
Kibalama said the meeting took place on a Sunday, but did not mention which date.
Mr. Kibalama who cried several times during cross examination on Friday also asked court to help him regain his freedom— claiming that he was summoned and quizzed by Gen. Muhoozi, about changes in party leadership before ordering for his military detention.
Mr. Kibalama also disowned the video in which he appeared claiming that he was promised USD5 million by Bobi Wine to change party leadership.