The National Resistance Movement Diaspora League Chairman, Abbey Walusimbi has disassociated himself from the group selling forged party cards in European capitals, United States and Turkey.
Walusimbi in a brief statement sent from Washington said the actions of the group allegedly involving UK based immigration barrister Patrick Asiimwe, Titus Kirabo and public health practitioner Kimuli Moses Mulindwa also based in UK, is out of the jurisdiction of the party league under his watch.
“The NRM Diaspora League would like to distance itself from the illegal activities of a few individuals selling identity cards camouflaged as NRM Diaspora membership cards,” part of the statement said.
He also appealed to the diaspora members involved to stop making and selling NRM cards.
“I would like to call upon my comrades in UK, Mr. Titus Kirabo and Counsel Patrick Asiimwe, if they have anything to do with soliciting funds from our Diaspora cadres on behalf of Zaabu Technologies to desist immediately or if they have any knowledge who is behind these illegal acts, to liaise with the NRM Secretariat at Kyaddondo so as the culprits spoiling the good name of NRM are brought to book,” he added.
NRM Secretariat early this week issued a statement saying some people in diaspora are printing and selling cards to party members abroad. The Secretariat described the development as illegal and added that the party’s legal department is going pursue the case.
The cards are however being printed in Kampala by Zaabu Technologies which is known by the authority.
When we contacted Nathan Luyomba of Zaabu Technologies whose phone number is also being used to receive money for the cards, he hesitantly promised to call back but he didn’t fulfill.