Babalanda says some of the coordinators within in the existing mainstream leadership and mobilization structures betrayed the party in the previous general elections of 2016, thereby preferring to have a semi-independent taskforce that is directly coordinated from the office of the President who is also National Party Chairperson.
Among the proposals according Muyizi include adopting the DP Parliamentary Chief Whip as a direct member to the party’s National Executive Committee NEC, introduction of specific Women and Youth Delegates Conferences, and introduction of councils for Special Interest groups.
Kidandala is also yet to relinquish the responsibilities of the DP Organizing Secretary, and on Saturday, he was in Masaka district to oversee the ongoing elections in the area. In his address to DP leaders who convened at Patel Shamij hall in Masaka Town, Kidandala said he would not succumb to any threats that deter him from performing what he defined as roles bestowed upon him by DP delegates.
Byabakama argues that not all EC officials may qualify to be judges so as to be subjected to the Judicial Service Commission. He says the current method of appointment and the attendant parliamentary vetting process remains a better option.
Kidandala cleared the DP faction led by the Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze who is also the Mukono District Party Chairperson to hold grassroots elections from LC I to LC 3 chairpersons this Saturday.
There were reports that the elections that were held on January 30, 2020, were marred with grave irregularities. It is on this basis that Kidandala called for fresh elections in Masaka, overturning the outcome of a process presided over by the party’s National Vice President and DP district Chairman Fred Mukasa Mbidde.
They don’t want completion because the last time we ring fenced their seats. Who are they not to have competition if even my office is competed for? How can they say they are democrats when they don’t want completion? I think they are just hyperventilating for nothing.
On Tuesday, Masaka DP Elder's council backed by constituency and sub county leaders convened a crisis meeting in Masaka town, in which they unanimously rejected the program citing the suspicious compilation of the party register and irregular polling process.
A notice issued by the Acting Assistant Supreme Court Registrar, Esther Nansambu shows that the panel comprises of Justices Dr. Esther Kisaakye, Stella Arach Amoko, Opio Aweri, Lillian Tibatemwa, Richard Buteera, Paul Mugamba and Mike Chibita.
The Minister in charge of the presidency Esther Mbayo says that her office had received a budget allocation of only 7.7 billion Shillings for the facilitation of RDCs out of the required 11.2 billion leaving a funding gap of 3.5 billion. According to the Minister, facilitation for RDCs has not experienced any enhancement for a long time despite the increase in the number of districts.