Norbert Mao, the DP president General, says that the party is vigilant about what is going on under this project.
He says they intend to use their party branches in the affected districts to ensure that they fight for the rights of the property owners and ensure they get adequate and timely compensation.
Addressing journalists at the DP headquarters in Kampala, the party Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler, said the entire election right from the campaigns was marred with human right violations and can’t pass the test of free and fair elections.
While addressing supporters at Arua Primary School playgrounds on Wednesday evening, Mao, who is on his Presidential campaign said Uganda is still nursing wounds from the gun rule and needs healing through the ballot.
Mao said that all stakeholders and voters should stand against violence that leads to bloodshed and instead embrace a peaceful transition of government from the current leadership of Uganda to a new leadership through the ballots.
Mao who was addressing hundreds of voters from Koch -Goma Sub -County in Nwoya district on Monday noted that voters in Acholi should not also elect him because his father comes from Acholi land but rather his leadership experience since childhood.
Sam Serunjongi, who is eying the Wobulenzi town council LC III chairperson’s seat, says the District NUP Vetting Committee was also biased against certain aspirants and approved candidates based on friendship other than their contribution to the party.
According to sources in DP, Nwoya County MP Simon Oyet, who is a member for the Forum for the Democratic Change (FDC) and Morris Ogenga Latigo, the Agago North County MP from FDC are some of the people being persuaded to join DP.
DP President General Nobert Mao says that the proposed campaign plan discredits the Constitutional right of Ugandans to free, fair and credible elections. He says that at the moment, the infrastructure for digital campaigns is inadequate, too costly and inaccessible, yet still, it does not have a legal basis.
DP members led by Rajab Ssenkubuge convened a meeting on March 13, 2020, to allegedly fill-up the vacant positions of National Executive Committee Chairperson, Secretary-General, National Treasurer and Vice-Chairperson for the Women’s League. Their meeting was based on an order issued by the former head of the Civil Division of the High Court Justice Dr Andrew Bashaija
Mao’s leadership has filed a suite before the High Court Civil Division against Rajab Senkubuge and his faction, Democratic Party Uganda. In his application through his lawyers, Semuyaba, Iga and Company Advocates, Mao wants court to quash Justice Bashaija’s decision that paved way for the said elections.
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.
“We are in talking terms with our colleagues but we have not joined anything yet. We have not reached that level to say that we have joined anything or we have really seen the blue print so I can safely say we have not joined” Said Akena in a phone interview with the URN