Saturday, April 17, 2010
Mr Otunnu while speaking on Voice of Lango FM radio on Monday evening during a talk show hosted by the station manager, Mr Rolex Akena Ogwal, accused President Museveni of financing the war in northern Uganda. The talk show also featured Gulu Resident District Commissioner Walter Ochora, who counteracted Mr Otunnu’s remarks, calling them lies. The station has since run the apology, which aired on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The apology read: “Following the radio talk show which took place on Voice of Lango FM on Monday 12 April, 2010, featuring Mr Olara Otunnu – UPC party president and his cabinet, the directors and management of Voice of Lango FM have learnt that some of the utterances in the talk show angered the head of state H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The directors and management of Voice of Lango FM do sincerely apologise to the President and any other person whose feelings were injured by such utterance.”
Meanwhile Mr Ogong, who is nursing ambitions of challenging President Museveni for the NRM candidacy for the 2011 elections, on Thursday said he was getting threats from anonymous people claiming that his radio station faces closure.