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Mao Threatens To Quit Alliance Over Lukwago :: Uganda Radionetwork

Mao Threatens To Quit Alliance Over Lukwago

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.
21 Jul 2015 19:51

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Speaking to journalists at the party headquarters at City House In Kampala.  Norbert Mao warned his party will not be part of the alliance if it recogonizes the Luwkago faction.

He supporters of Erias Lukwago faction were out to destroy the Democratic Party under his leadership.

He warns Lukwago against making DP a Buganda party and says if Lukwago is interested he should stand as an independent candidate like he did while campaigning to become Lord Mayor.

He says Lukwago still has the chance to reconcile with the party.

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Mao has been organizing peace talks with some Democratic Party leaders including Erias Lukwago, Sam Lubega, Ssewanyana Henry, Zakary Olum, Dr. Paul Ssemwogerere among others as a way of reconciliation with the party in a bid to have a strong ground for the 2016 general elections.

One of the issues on the table has been about the calls to postpone the delegates conference which Mao says will never happen.

On Monday  Lukwago was voted as the president of the DP splinter group. The group allegedly  intends to join the democratic Alliance.  

Dr. Lulume Baiga an aspirant for the position of DP party president has distanced himself from the splinter group.

He says that it will be shameful for the party to present two or more factions in the democratic alliance and cautions the democratic alliance to be careful with the admitting factions.  

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So far the disgruntled members of the party have had four meetings including Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the prime minister as a mediator to resolve their differences but no results have been yielded.

Mao says that the door  for reconciliation will remain open. Another meeting is expected to take place tomorrow at Pope Paul Memorial Center Rubaga.

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