The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has fired Kira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) who also doubles as the party spokesperson Ssemujju Nganda and replaced him with former Mawokota South MP Yusuf Nsibambi.
According to a letter dated Monday, August 7, 2023, issued by the party and signed by Secretary General Nandala Mafabi, Semujju Nganda has been fired from his position as the chief whip.
“In accordance with Section 6 (1), the party hereby appoints Hon. Yusuf Nsibambi as the party chief whip for the Forum for Democratic Change, replacing Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda. “In the same vein, we hereby withdraw Ssemujju Nganda as the party’s chief whip with immediate effect,” partially reads Nandala’s letter.
The development comes at a time when the party is divided into two wings accusing the other of ‘selling’ the party to President Yoweri Museveni’s government.
Kizza Besigye, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, and FDC Buganda central region vice president, who also doubles as the Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, are battling Nandala Mafabi and party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi.
Mafabi and Amuriat have since denied receiving money from the state, saying that the money they got was from a “safe source” and should therefore not be a cause of alarm within the party.
While addressing journalists yesterday at his offices on Katonga Road, Besigye said Mafabi had lied about the money he delivered to his home in Kasangati. Besigye said he lied to him and said the money was his, yet he later learned from a source in State House that he had received money from President Museveni.
Besigye also rubbished the report authored by the FDC council of elders following an investigation into the matter. He said the report does not absolve the apparent issues within the party, and declared war on the party’s top leadership.