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.
Lt Gen Tumukunde was expected to appear before the directorate at 11 a.m. today. However, he sent lawyers; Friday Roberts Kagoro and Anthony Wameli to report his inability to show up on grounds that the summons was not clear. According to the lawyers, the said summons was copied to the Chief of Defence Forces yet Tumukunde is no longer a serving military officer.