A fortnight ago, several DP members including MPs such as Medard Lubega Sseggona, Muwanga Kivumbi, Mathias Mpuuga, and Florence Namayanja among others declared that they will be supporting National Unity Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in the coming elections.
During the meeting, the party members accused Kiyingi of supporting Immaculate Nabawanuka and Adam Bazibumbira, the independent candidates for Bukomansimbi Woman and Bukomansimbi North parliamentary seats respectively.
Drama ensued when Justine Lumumba Kalule, the NRM Secretary General presented Shillings 3 million as condolences from the party to the chagrin of the mourners, given the fact that Mbabazi had contributed Shillings 10 million.
The chairperson of The Democratic Alliance Campaign Strategy and Coordination committee, Asuman Basalirwa this afternoon told journalists at the TDA offices in Naguru, that the Monday TDA summit will take a decision on a petition by Lukwago and formally write to him.
Lulume an aspiring candidate for the DP presidency announced during the open campaigns of the party on Friday a head of the elections on Saturday that if the anomaly is not corrected he will challenge the outcome of the elections.
Democratic Party President, Norbert Mao has threatened to pull out of an agreement with the Democratic Alliance if embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and his DP splinter group is allowed to join the alliance.
A section of Democratic Party (DP) members in Bukomansimbi district are planning to elect their own party chairman because they say the newly appointed party chairman is too old. On Tuesday, Bukomansimbi DP leaders appointed 87 year old Joseph Ssekibaala, the new Bukomansimbi DP Chairperson.
Results indicate that members of the pressure group that temporarily abandoned DP in 2010 over lack of transparency secured 98% of the positions. At least 180 out of the 200 elected committee members in Katwe-Butego and Kimanya-Kyabakuza Divisions are aligned to Suubi.
However, some of the rebel DP supporters are still doubtful that the meetings will resolve their grievances. Mathias Mpuuga, the Masaka Municipality MP has welcomed the meetings but says he is yet to take them seriously.
Mathias Mpuuga, the Member of Parliament for Masaka Municipality on Friday stormed the DP summit at Social Center sparked fresh controversy over current wrangles between Samuel Lubega faction and Norbert Mao group.
Democratic Party supporters loyal to Samuel Walter Lubega are protesting their expulsion from the party. Trouble started on Tuesday after Mukasa Mbidde, the DP legal Advisor issued a statement expelling all DP members who contested as independents in the 2011 February elections.