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DP crisis deepens, Lukwago forms pressure group

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th July 2015 03:42 PM

Ousted Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has created pressure group. Lukwago, a DP member has named the group, Truth and Justice Platform.

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By Paul Kiwuuwa                  

Ousted Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has created pressure group. Lukwago, a DP member has named the group, Truth and Justice Platform.

Launching the group in Kampala, Lukwago assumed the presidency. His deputy is a former presidential candidate Samuel Lubega.

Lukwago said the objective of the pressure group is to restore DP’s lost glory, sanity and capture political power come 2016.

The group members held big banner inscribed with slogans “Truth and Justice (IT), paving way to state power” which Lukwago described as the party original slogan founded by the late Benedict Kiwanuka.


Truth and Justice Platform members launch their group. Photo/ Mary Kansiime

 “We have formed a pressure group, within the DP party, but not a political party. We have not joined other political parties, and we shall work within the established DP party structures,” Lukwago said.


DP’s Spokesperson, Paul Kenneth Kakande, said : “It is their right to form a pressure group, but its objectives should not contravene DP’s constitution.”


Truth and Justice Platform members entertained after launching their group.
Photo/ Mary Kansiime

Following a series of failed reconciliation meetings, Lukwago and a group of other DP members, on Wednesday declared that instead of going for the delegate’s conference, they would be holding a meeting in Luweero to discuss the party impasse.

They also threatened to endorse Lukwago as party president to form a structure parallel from the mainstream party.

Lukwago forms pressure group within DP

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