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According to Mao, the resolutions are a very important step towards reconciling aggrieved party members before the 2016 general elections.
Norbert Mao and Sam Lubega during DP\'s NEC Meeting at Garden Courts Masaka

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 Democratic Party\'s National Executive Committee has approved five key resolutions, the party president Norbert Mao has announced.

Mao told journalists on Sunday at Garden Courts Hotel in Masaka that, they have resolved to join other opposition parties to front a joint presidential candidate in the 2016 polls; construct DP headquarters at Lubaga, reconcile with all aggrieved party members and establish a party register before party their primary elections.

He said the two days consultative meeting had also resolved to stop Ssebuliba Mutumba, the DP vice presidents in charge of Buganda Region from announcing party candidates before the official party primaries. According to Mao, the resolutions are a very important step towards reconciling aggrieved party members before the 2016 general elections.

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Samuel Lubega, who fell out with Mao in the 2011 general elections says he is happy with the resolutions. He says he believes in a united force against the ruling National Resistance Movement government.

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Mathias Mpuuga, the Masaka Municipality MP who also fell out with the DP leadership says he is happy with the resolution if at all they are achievable. He says he hopes DP will address the problems that marred the 2011 party primaries leading to chaos.

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Zahara Namusoke, a Democratic Party supporter has welcomed the resolutions but wants the party to address all wrangles, which have left members disgruntled and hopeless. 

Ssebuliba Mutumba who was also a topic of discussion for his decision to declare candidates before official party primaries left prematurely saying he had issued to address in Kampala.

He declined to speak about the accusations brought against him.

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