Bobi Wine, actual name Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), has denied rumors circulating on social media that his party has ever received funds from the Inter-Party Organization Dialogue (IPOD).
Norbert Mao, the president of the Democratic Party, has been on a rampage for the past week accusing NUP of earning over Shs3.1 billion from the IPOD deal, despite the fact that the party claims they never did.
Bobi Wine responded by denying that he benefited from the IPOD deal.
Bobi Wine stated, “The National Unity Platform would want to emphasize that it is not a member of the IPOD arrangement and has never received any financing or support from that platform.”
According to Bobi Wine, the NUP is solely supported by its elected Members of Parliament, as well as gifts and disbursements made available by Parliament to all political parties represented in the August House.
“The funds granted by Parliament are disbursed from consolidated funds and properly accounted for, and this is not Museveni’s money,” Bobi Wine explained.
Bobi Wine remarked that the party’s position on joining IPOD will not alter until the ruling government stops rising reports of torture, kidnappings, and other forms of persecution.