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Besigye case against UBC flops
He says the national broadcaster took his money during the 2011 presidential campaign but never run his political adverts.

Hearing of a case in which former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kiiza Besigye is suing Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) for refusing to run his 2011 campaign messages has flopped before the High court after the UBC lawyer failed to show up.

Justice  Margaret Oguli had scheduled the hearing of the case where Besigye is suing UBC for today. But the UBC Lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka was a no-show. The lawyer is reportedly sick.

Besigye wants UBC to refund his 21 million shillings. He says the national broadcaster took his money during the 2011 presidential campaign but never run his political adverts.

This angered Besigye who says his case has taken so long in court having filed it in 2011.

Among other redresses, Besigye also seeks an injunction barring UBC as a national broadcaster from discriminating against people depending on their political affiliations.

According to the suit filed against UBC and it's the former Managing Director Edward Musinguzi, the company allegedly received 21 million shillings from Besigye media agent Big ideas to run over 200 spot messages for his 2011 presidential campaigns but none-was run.