People Government led by former Forum for Democratic Change President Dr Kizza Besigye has come out to blast DP bloc exposing dirty deals of its some of its leaders.
According to Muhinda Ronald, an aid to Dr Besigye, DP bloc members are opportunists who do not deserves to lament of current political situation.
Below is Muhinda full statement.
I think journalists need to probe these individuals. Who are they?
During TDA, Michael Mabikke (himself and Lubowa Henry) sold SDP to Gilbert Bukenya to enable Bukenya sit on the TDA Summit.
To sit on TDA summit, you had to have a political party or entity of sorts to which you were it’s Presidential flag bearer or President regardless of whether you were elected by delegates (in delegates Conference) or self appointed. Gilbert Bukenya joined TDA on SDP card. He presented SDP as his political entity. In TDA records, SDP was for Bukenya.
FDC had Kizza-Besigye, DP Nobert Mao, UPC had Jimmy Akena and Olara Otunnu (Jimmy Akena withdrew UPC to support Museveni), Amama Mbabazi had Go Forward, SDP had Gilbert Bukenya, CP had Ken Lukyamuzi and Erias Lukwago had TJ.
During TDA, as an individual and not SDP leader, Michael Mabikke was fully behind Amama Mbabazi and at some point, declared himself official spokesperson of Amama Mbabazi campaign team.
Not a single time did Mabikke refer to himself as SDP because he had given it to Bukenya to enable him join TDA.
Before TDA concluded business on 20th Oct 2015, Bukenya with SDP in his pocket, had rejoined Museveni and made public pronouncements how Museveni was stronger and his opponents weaker. Bukenya and SDP went to support Museveni.
Similarly, Jimmy Akena withdrew UPC from TDA and also went to support Museveni. Akena’s partner in UPC in TDA Olara Otunnu stayed without a party. To this day, after TDA, Otunnu went into a semi retirement.
Now, with Bukenya still holding onto SDP, I saw Mabikke owning SDP at Hotel Africana and rejoining DP. When did he regain it from Gilbert Bukenya to take SDP back to DP?
Btw, Nobert Mao, Abed Bwanika, Samuel Lubega Mukaku and Michael Mabikke are all DP. So what did they unite on? As DP members, what were they signing?
I think we need to be very careful with these seemingly amateurish political maneuver packaged as a solution to Museveni Dictatorship.
I think their motive must be made clear at the start.