Party has said that the nine elected Members of Parliament is a sign of triumph given the circumstances that the party went
through ahead of the elections.
country’s oldest political party faced a setback following the formation
of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party just months to elections. 10 out of 15
of its Members of Parliament crossed to NUP as well as councillors and
On Thursday, nine members of the DP party were elected Members of Parliament. They include Fred Kayondo from Mukono
South Constituency, Lutamaguzi Ssemakula for Nakaseke South, Peter Okot from
Tochi County, Fortunate Rose Nantongo as Kyotera Woman MP, John Mpalanyi as
Kyotera MP, Eng. Richard Ssebamala for Bukoto Central, Richard Lumu for Mityana
South, Lulume Bayega for Buikwe South and Geoffrey Okello for Nwoya East
The DP Spokesperson,
Enock Opio Okoler said that given the challenges the party faced before the general elections, the performance of the party lays a good foundation
to revive the party.
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performance of the party Presidential candidate, Norbert Mao, Okoler said that
this is a clear indication that DP is a strong party whose achievements do not depend on an individual member.
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that though the party was cognizant of winning an election, they went into the
race with an agenda of reviving the party structures, establishing new
structures in a few areas as well as giving hope to DP members who have doubted
that the party still exists.