FDC demands billions, one bicycle allegedly stolen by Police during raid on party offices in 2016

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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Opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change has said they are demanding huge sums of money totalling to billions from government over the raid on their headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

In February 2016, police raided the FDC offices where the party allegedly held a parallel tally centre following the presidential polls.

Addressing journalists during the weekly press briefing at Najjankumbi on Monday, party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi said during the raid, a number of items belonging to the party amounting to huge sums of money were either destroyed or confiscated by police.

“A safe containing about Shs200 million, 30 computers, CCTV cameras, 20 printers, several TV sets, a bicycle and other gadgets among others totalling to five billion shillings were confiscated and have never been returned,”Mafabi told journalists.

During the raid following the February 18 polls, police led by the late spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi stormed the FDC headquarters before arresting some of the party members who were holding tally centre to compile and announce their own results during the presidential elections.

According to Mafabi, a number of party officials including former president Dr.Kizza Besigye,Joyce Nnabbosa Ssebugwawo (deputy president for Buganda) and party chairman Wasswa Birigwa were arrested during the raid.

The opposition party says former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, AIGP Asuman Mugenyi(the head of police operations) slain former police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi and the Attorney General William Byaruhanga are responsible for the loss caused to them during and after the raid.

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