In May this year, the DP leadership undertook to settle their internal disputes with the aim forming a common fold that can collectively haggle for state power against the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party.
DP is today scheduled to hold their reunion rally at the Masaka liberation square. The meeting is expected to be attended by several opposition politicians. Several heavily armed police and army personnel and anti-riot vehicles were seen patrolling around Masaka town.
The latest dispute arises from the parallel build-up meetings organised by partys Vice President and East African Legislative Assembly-EALA representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde, against the partys leadership in Masaka district.
Now, Lyandro Komakech, the Gulu Municipality and Member of DP, says the party is considering private prosecution because of the strengths of the private prosecutor to have more control over the proceedings and gain a faster turnaround and final outcome.
Lutukumoi however, says he was convinced to return to his party after the grand DP reunion on August 3, 2018 because the party leaders have taken laudable steps to address the trivial conflicts that had always bedeviled Ugandas oldest party. He told URN in an email that as he waits to make an official return to DP, his heart; mind and soul have never left the party despite joining government.
The deceased, 75-year-old David Kizza had also been the area chairperson for more than 30 years. He collapsed and died on July 8 shortly after a long day of campaigning. The renowned member of National Resistance Movement-NRM party had contested as an independent candidate in the race which attracted five candidates.
Jude Mbabaali, lawyer who also doubles as the Masaka District Chairpersons says due to the fact that the right of Public Officers to contest in LC1 and LC2 elections without resigning their offices was removed by Section 1 of the Local Government Amendments Act No.2 2006, which deleted Section 1166 b Mutebi could not be elected.
Kitgum district Forum for Democratic Change FDC party chairperson Alfred Amoyi says that the government has failed its cardinal role of protecting the citizenry despite all the security apparatus at its disposal. As a result, the country is covered in low-level disorder, armed violence and political unrest.
By the closure of the nomination exercise by the Electoral Commission on Wednesday evening, out the 46 newly created positions; DP only managed to front nine candidates while FDC nominated only four, against 43 independents and 56 from the NRM camp.
David Pulkol, the former Director General of the External Security Organization, however, says disbanding police barracks would be dangerous as it would compromise the standards and police response to emergencies.
Former Kyadondo South Member of Parliament, Hajji Issa Kikungwe, is dead. Democratic Party president Norbert Mao says Kikungwe died today after undergoing surgery at Mengo Hospital to remove a brain tumor. Kikungwe has been the DP National Treasurer since 2010.
John Ssebaana Kizito has been a member of the Democratic Party since 1963 and beat the odds in 2005 to become the first non-Catholic politician to head the party. A year later, he contested for the presidency of Uganda as a DP candidate.
Democratic Party DP leaders in Gulu district are mourning the death of veteran politician and former party president John Ssebaana Kizito. Ssebaana, 83, succumbed to a stroke at Nakasero Hospital where he was rushed two weeks ago in critical condition.
Mao told journalists in Kampala that the Democratic Party attempted to convince Kezaala to reject the appointment in vain. He however adds that the departure of the National Chairman should in no way impute improper motive on him given his years of faithful service of the party.