Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has spoken out on his meeting with former Former National Unity Platform (NUP) President Moses Nkonge Kibalama.
On September 25, Kibalama told court he had met CDF Muhoozi over Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s acquisition of the NUP party.
Kibalama had signed two contradicting and would appear in the High Court in Kampala for cross examination by NUP lawyers led by Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Sseggona.
The revelation that CDF Muhoozi had met Kibalama reignited the debate on the role of the military in Uganda’s politics.
But on October 07, Muhoozi told state broadcaster UBC’s Behind the Headlines that he had no regrets for meeting Kibalama.
He denied initiating the meeting with Kibalama, and wondered why anyone would think it was not right for him to meet the former NUP leader.
Muhoozi also claimed Kibalama had told those he had asked to secure an appointment with him that he had safety concerns to share with him for his intervention.
“Someone got in touch and told me Kibalama had requested to meet me. I was going for a meeting, I asked, can’t it wait? He said Kibalama’s life was in danger. I did not solicit the meeting,” said Muhoozi.
“I advised Kibalama to contact police. Later, I heard that he had gone to ISO and then court. But why shouldn’t I meet him or any other Ugandan.”
The army commander also made it clear he “wouldn’t want to be drawn in the dynamics of NUP but everyone is entitled to an opinion.”
He added: “I have finally been given the opportunity to be heard; I met Kibalama on matters other than NUP.”