At the beginning of this month, several DP members including 10 legislators, defected to the National Unity Platform headed by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi. However, in places like Mukono, Kira, and Masaka, among others, it was reported that some DP leaders were trying to shield their former colleagues from the competition by discouraging party members from contesting against them.
The Democratic Party DP has completed the purchase of a plot of land on which to construct party headquarters and plans to revive its newspaper The Citizen. The 0.78 hectares land is located on Kabaka Anjagala road in Rubaga. The land cost DP 200 million shillings which was paid off in installments. It is private mailo land. The revelations were made by Issa Kikungwe, the DP treasurer general during the partys national delegates conference on Saturday.
The Democratic Party DP elections have hit a snag after organisers realised they do not have enough ballot boxes to conduct the elections. The DP national delegates conference organisers had reportedly requested for 50 ballot boxes from the national Electoral Commission EC. EC handed over 15 ballot boxes.