Former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tony Nsubuga Kipoi has admitted working to overthrow President Museveni’s government, before asking to be pardoned.
Kipoi who was early this year arrested in Botswana before being extradited back to Uganda was charged together with other UPDF soldiers of plotting to overthrow government before the General Court Martial in Makindye.
On Tuesday, when the case came up for further hearing, the embattled legislator told court he was sorry for engaging in subversive acts before asking for a pardon.
“I denounce any acts of rebellion against the state because I have not gained from them,”Kipoi told the Makindye based military court on Tuesday afternoon.
He said he had been misled but noted he had seen the light and asked to be forgiven so he can start a new life.
When asked to confirm whether he had been involved in any subversive activities, Kipoi answered in the affirmative saying “yes I was involved.”
“I thought the state was against me but I have nothing I have gained out of it.”
He said he had subsequently applied for amnesty and is awaiting reply.
However, the army’s prosecution team led by Lt.Col.Raphael Mugisha told court chaired by Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti that there is a process to be followed before a pardon is granted but asked for an adjournment to speak to his colleagues including the investigating team.
“I pray we are given ample time to address the issue. We shall wait for our investigative team to tell us what they have to say,”Lt.Col Mugisha said.
Lt.Gen. Gutti adjourned the case to May 27, 2019.
Prosecution alleges the group and others still at large between November 2012 and December 2013 Convened Meetings in areas of Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka,Jinja and Nakasongola and Ntoroko with an Intent to over throw the Government.
They are accused of organizing meetings ,monitoring Funds ,acquiring firearms and military training in the Eastern DRC.