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DP vows to oust Movement

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th February 2009 03:00 AM

THE Democratic Party (DP) has launched a campaign to canvass for support geared towards capturing power in 2011.

THE Democratic Party (DP) has launched a campaign to canvass for support geared towards capturing power in 2011.

By Eddie Ssejjoba

THE Democratic Party (DP) has launched a campaign to canvass for support geared towards capturing power in 2011.

The party also hopes to get support from American president Barrack Obama.

During a rally at Kawuku Primary School on Entebbe Road on Sunday, DP leaders vowed to oust the National Resistance Movement from power in the 2011 elections.
The party also rejected a possibility of a coalition with other parties, especially the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

The party president, Ssebaana Kizito, general secretary, Matia Nsubuga (Bukoto South MP), MPs John Kawanga (Masaka Municipality), Joseph Balikuddembe (Busiro South), Issa Kikungwe (Busiro North) and Meddie Kawuma (Entebbe Municipality) addressed the rally.

Nsubuga said a national survey they recently conducted, showed that DP was still strong on the ground, adding that there was no need for them to make a coalition with any party as FDC has been suggesting.

Kawanga also said DP was still strong and only needed reorganisation to get into power.

“Many of our colleagues in the NRM have been telling us they are tired of their party, especially after the Temangalo saga and the Ssembabule by-election. They are looking for an opportunity to join a viable and trusted party, so we should work hard to attract them,” said Kawanga.

Nsubuga said they would call for a national delegate’s conference before the end of this month to elect new leaders and revive the party to its original strength.

He said the election of a democratic president in the US (Barrack Obama) was a big advantage to the party, adding that they were optimistic that he would help them get into power.

Ssebaana said it was unfortunate that DP had enough leaders, but lacked followers to enable them get into power.

“My predecessor, Paul Ssemogerere, was your good MP here for sometime, but when he stood for presidency you rejected him and voted for those who came to power using the gun.

"I was also an MP for Makindye for over 16 years and served them well, but when I stood for presidency, I got more votes from Karamoja than in Makindye,” he said.

DP vows to oust Movement

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