Teresa Sserwadda says in 1965 they applied for leases for plots 48 and 67. The leases were granted and extended to cover plot 59 as well. She however, said that before they completed the process of acquiring instruments of the lease, Mutesa II was exiled in 1966.
Balilaine says that he has worked hard to mobilize for DP but, his efforts have never been recognized by the partys top leadership. Balilaine adds that, he is willing to rally more youth to join NRM party.
Mabikke, one of the founding members of the Uganda Young Democrats, once a vibrant youth-wing of the DP, had abandoned the party to form the Social Democratic Party-SDP at the height of internal disagreements in 2005.
Deogracious Njoki, the Democratic Party candidate welcomed his nomination, saying he is a tested and experienced leader. He promised to deliver to the voters expectations should they vote him into office.
Lutukumoi however, says he was convinced to return to his party after the grand DP reunion on August 3, 2018 because the party leaders have taken laudable steps to address the trivial conflicts that had always bedeviled Ugandas oldest party. He told URN in an email that as he waits to make an official return to DP, his heart; mind and soul have never left the party despite joining government.
At the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the Acting Administrator Officer of the Party, Pauline Namyazi said that most of the party leaders had pitched camp in Bugiri where their Candidate Eunice Namatende is tussling with NRMs Francis Oketcho and JEEMAs Asuman Basalirwa.
Around Kisekka Market in downtown Kampala, less than 100 voters have so far been verified from a register of more than 1000 people. Verification started at 10:30 a.am but has been halted several times because of the chaotic crowd around the polling centres.
Business grounded to a halt when Asuman Basalirwa led hundreds of his supporters in a procession in the company of Robert Kyagulanyi, the East Member of parliament. They danced to music, blew whistles and vuvuzelas as they drove through Bugiri municipality.
Musoke told court that he has doesnt have money at the moment to clear the debt, saying whatever he paid in the past was contributed by his voters. He asked court to give him a grace period to clear the money in installments before the end of August.
John Ssebaana Kizito has been a member of the Democratic Party since 1963 and beat the odds in 2005 to become the first non-Catholic politician to head the party. A year later, he contested for the presidency of Uganda as a DP candidate.
Sewungu, serving his second term of office held the same position for a year during the ninth parliament after replacing Kawempe South MP Richard Ssebuliba Mutumba. He will be deputized by Gulu Municipality MP Lyandro Komakech.
DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga says they are already in touch with FDC over the May 5 demonstration because they equally share the view that the election was a fraud and that President Yoweri Museveni is illegitimately holding onto office.