Godi Akbar Hits at Besigye and Muntu for Deserting Him Top story

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However, the former MP is unhappy with his party leadership, he accuses of discrimination on tribal grounds.

Godi Akbar, the former Arua municipality Member of Parliament has hit at General Mugisha Muntu, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC president and his predecessor Kiiza Besigye for deserting him when he needed the party most.
He was jailed for 25 years in 2011 for killing his wife the late Rehema Caesar at Lukojjo village in Nama Sub County in Mukono district in 2008.  Godi has since appealed the ruling and is awaiting a decision of the Supreme Court.
However, the former MP is unhappy with his party leadership, he accuses of discrimination on tribal grounds. In a four page letter, open letter, Godi explains how he risked his life fighting for Besigye and party only to be deserted from the start of his problems yet the party tells people in his home district of Arua that it is supporting him.
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He accuses FDC of tribal alliances by helping its members from western Uganda like Sam Mugumya. In 2012, Besigye visited Godi in Luzira Prison when Sam Mugumya and several other FDC members were remanded for treason. 

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Godi who was on statehouse scholarship at Makerere University, lost it when he protested government's mistreatment of Besigye. He was among the first youths who stood with Besigye in the 2005 demonstrations that saw bullets raining in the city center.

 But General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC president says he doesn't understand what is saying because he and other party members have been attending his court session to give him support.

He asks the former legislator not to relate his situation to that of Mugumya saying the two cases are under different circumstances. Muntu explains that FDC came out strongly on Mugumya because he is being held in a different country under unclear circumstances.


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