DEMOCRATIC Party (DP) President Norbert Mao has appealed to Kampala Central MP Erias Lukwago to work with his leadership to protect Ugandaâ€™s oldest party from being devoured by what he called scavengers.
â€œPeople like Lukwago are setting a bad precedent for internal democracy in our party. By refusing to recognise our leadership, they are confusing our members and making the party vulnerable to scavengers from other parties. He may be upset that he is not one of the top leaders of the party, but as an MP he remains an influential person in the party,â€ Mao said in an interview with Sunday Vision.
Lukwago recently told New Vision that Mao assumed the DP presidency illegally and that he would campaign for the Inter-party Cooperation (IPC) presidential candidate, Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, in the 2011 presidential campaigns.
In the interview, Mao did not reveal who the â€˜scavengersâ€™ are. But recently, he convened a press conference at Christ the King Hall in Kampala during which he attacked Besigye and the FDC for trying to weaken DP.
Lukwago making DP vulnerable â€“ Mao