By Moses Ssentamu
The former President of the National Unity Platform Moses Nkonge Kibalama has told the high court that he did not sell the National Unity Platform to Mr Robert Kyagulanyi the current Party President
The teary former President also confirmed to court that he has been under military detention for two weeks in Mbale said, he handed over the party to Robert Kyagulanyi who later was announced as the new party president.
In August this year, two Ugandans, Difas Basile and Hassan Twala petitioned court seeking the de registration of the National Unity Platform citing irregularities in the way the Party Name was changed from ational Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) to the National Unity Platform.
However, during cross examination done by the National Unity Platform Lawyers led by Merdard Lubega Ssegona, Kibalama asked court to disregard a video circulating on social media with him saying he had been promised USD 5 million after sale of party to Kyagulanyi.
He has also asked the court to help him gain his freedom, over the challenges he has got ever since he encountered with Kyagulanyi in party changes.
He decried that even in court there are many security operatives leaving him in fear.
He says, people he didn’t know, while in custody brought him affidavits to sign and change his earlier affidavits that made changes in Party leadership he reiterated that a party is not for sale and he has never sold the party.
He also confirmed the court that he was forced to do this. he’s clearly afraid of what will happen to him after court. The court proceedings are still ongoing.
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