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help geneva;”>Party Spokesperson Fred Mwesigwa told journalists in Kampala today: “Our NEC is to meet in two weeks from now and will call the Deputy Lord Mayor to allow him defend himself before it makes its final decision.”
Kidandala was recently exposed by leaked spy tapes as he sought money from Gen Kayihura.
However, the Deputy Mayor denied the bribery allegations, saying he intended to bolster efforts aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis at the KCCA.
“I don’t regret the spirit in which I was having the conversation with the IGP after turning his request down but I regret that he used our meeting for wrong intentions. I accepted after being convinced that our meeting was to iron out the issues at KCCA that are turning into a security threat claiming the lives of even police personnel,” said Kidandala at a recent press conference.
“There are several meetings going on within town by several people with the aim of solving the impasse at City Hall and when I was called upon this time in Masindi after being informed that I was to meet with the IGP and the CDF, Gen Katumba Wamala, I knew these were two senior officials who had good intentions. Unfortunately, I reached when the CDF had left for other duties.”
In the spy tape, Kidandala is heard telling Kayihura, “The first thing is that Lukwago thought he had arrived at City Hall but failed to receive a welcome he had all along desired. He was frustrated by Jennifer Musisi since the time he arrived at City Hall until when he was forced to leave.”
He further lashed at Lukwago, saying he was suffering from the “arrivalism” syndrome.
Opposition leaders including Dr Kizza Besigye and Lukwago have since said Kidandala must thoroughly explain the motive behind the meeting as he did not consult with party officials.
Lukwago said he felt betrayed by Kidandala.
Mwesigwa told a press conference today that Kidandala is still an active party member.
“He is still the National Deputy Organising secretary. We shall call him to answer all the allegations in the media.”
Mwesigwa assured NEC’s decision will be communicated to the public.