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DP president wants Police to block rivals’ activities

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th October 2010 03:00 AM

THE Democratic Party (DP) leaders led by Norbert Mao have written to the Police, asking them to stop a rival group led by Samuel Lubega from holding any activity in the name of the party.

THE Democratic Party (DP) leaders led by Norbert Mao have written to the Police, asking them to stop a rival group led by Samuel Lubega from holding any activity in the name of the party.

By Moses Mulondo

THE Democratic Party (DP) leaders led by Norbert Mao have written to the Police, asking them to stop a rival group led by Samuel Lubega from holding any activity in the name of the party.

“We want the Police to help us investigate, arrest and prosecute these people masquerading as DP leaders and fielding candidates where DP has already fielded candidates,” party deputy spokesperson Paul Keneth Kakande told journalists yesterday at Christ the King in Kampala.

A big section of top DP stalwarts boycotted the Mbale delegates conference held early this year, arguing that it was not held according to the party constitution.

Since then, there emerged another DP faction leadership headed by Samuel Walter Lubega and Dr. Michael Lulume Bayiga as the secretary general.

There also emerged a third category of DP leaders, who neither belong to Mao’s team nor that of Lubega.

These include former party spokesperson Betty Nambooze, former party legal advisor Erias Lukwago, Muwanga Kivumbi, former Mengo minister Mathias Mpunga, and former organising secretary Damiano Lubega.

Most of the DP officials in this category are active in a pressure group called Ssuubi 2011, which has allied with the Inter-Party Cooperation to campaign for Dr. Kizza Besigye in the 2011 presidential elections.

Kakande said the party leaders recently resolved to expel the defiant members from the party within 14 days if they do not stop their activities.

Bayiga also recently told the Sunday Vision that his group would field candidates. But it was discovered that in most of those areas, Mao’s faction was also fielding candidates.

DP president wants Police to block rivals’ activities

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