By Umaru Kashaka
The Democratic Party president, Nobert Mao, has said the decision by the errant members not to appear for disciplinary proceedings will not stop the National Executive Committee (NEC) from taking decision at the end of the day.
Describing the members’ decision as “a joke of confused people”, Mao told New Vision Monday that he was not shaken by the news of their disobedience.
“That is their choice (not to appear) and I think they are confused. We are treating the decision as a joke because they have not communicated to us officially and in any case, NEC will have to take a decision,” Mao said.
He added: “They should read the entire resolution of National Council before claiming that NEC is superseding powers of National Council in dealing with the matter. The reconciliation committee is mediating on how to reorganise Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) in an inclusive manner, but not on how to discipline them.”
He insisted that the 32 members, including the Luwero Woman MP, Brenda Nabukenya, will have to explain why they led an errant group and convened a meeting of handpicked delegates and purported to hold elections of UYD leaders in total defiance of the decisions of the party.