The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has withdrawn Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Semujju Nganda from the position of party chief whip in parliament and appointed Mawokota South MP, Yusuf Nsibambi to replace him.
The FDC Party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi communicated the decision in an August 7th, 2023 letter to the Speaker of Parliament.
The letter is copied to the deputy speaker, the FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Ssemujju Nganda, and Yusuf Nsibambi.
He quoted section 6j sub-section 1 of the Administration of Parliament Amendment Act 2006 which states that a party in opposition may appoint its chief whip.
The changes come amidst a crisis in the party originating from allegations that Nandala brought “dirty” money into the opposition party from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM with the intention of selling it to the NRM.
The allegations first made public by Ssemujju originated from FDC founding president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye who says that he received information in 2020 that Nandala had received Money from the state House. The information reached Besigye two weeks after Nandala had entrusted him with 300 million Shillings and gave another 280 million Shillings to the party president Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat. END.