Waddimba was unveiled on Tuesday by Democratic Party President Norbert Mao at the party headquarters at City House, Kampala. Waddimba from Bukeeka village, Kangulumira sub-county in Kayunga district is the Personal Assistant to Mao. He is a former leader in the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD).
NRM supporters had argued that with the infrastructural development, the elevation of Gulu to a city status, the rapid economic recovery, as well as peace and stability in Acholi sub-region, the tide would change in favour of the ruling party. But area politicians believe that such developments cannot translate into votes.
In May, police arrested six DP leaders including the Entebbe Deputy Mayor Richard Ssekyondo and the party publicity secretary in Entebbe Richard Maggwa for holding an illegal rally at Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe municipality.
Joseph Kasirye, the Masaka Municipality Democratic Party-DP Organizing Secretary, says he is afraid that once appointed to a government-initiated committee, Civil society organizations will be compromised and eventually lose the impartiality with which they are perceived to execute their duties.
Joseph Kamuli, the Bukomansimbi district DP Organizing Secretary, accuses the implicated officials for double dealing between DP and the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party.
The others are; Isaac Lwanga, the Butenda sub county district councilor, also district’s DP mobilization secretary and Holix Yiga, the Party vice chairperson for Bukomansimbi North constituency.