On Tuesday, Masaka DP Elder's council backed by constituency and sub county leaders convened a crisis meeting in Masaka town, in which they unanimously rejected the program citing the suspicious compilation of the party register and irregular polling process.
A section of the Democratic Party-DP leaders in Masaka district have
rejected the party’s road map.
On Monday, the DP National Vice President, Fred Mukasa Mbidde and Masaka District DP Chairperson announced the party road map, which seeks to reorganise the party structures.
According to Mbidde, the program commences on January 30th, 2020 with the election of the party village councils up-to the national
On Tuesday, Masaka DP Elder's council backed by constituency and sub county leaders convened a crisis meeting in
Masaka town, in which they unanimously rejected the program citing the suspicious
compilation of the party register and irregular polling process.
Bone Stephen Kasujja, the Masaka Municipality DP Chairperson, says they have petitioned the party’s National Executive Committee-NEC disputing the road map demanding that the election process in Masaka is halted until a clear register
is obtained for purposes of ensuring a clean election process.
He says the process of compiling the register fell
short of the principles of transparency and is only intended to fulfill the selfish
interests of a few people, who are scheming for political positions as opposed to strengthening the party.
(Luganda) “ssekwagala kubeera
….tebagala bibaveeko.”//Kasujja accuses Mbidde of attempting to hijack the party election processes
by imposing on them his own presiding officers against the provisions of the party constitutions.
He argues that the roadmap as
issued on Monday abuses the idea of separation of powers basing on hierarchy of
//Cue in; (Luganda)
Cue out; ….bulungi
John Baptist Ddungu, the Masaka Municipality DP Secretary accuses the Party National Vice President of fusing the party organs with leadership structures of his charity organization, Mbidde Foundation through
which he allegedly also wants to run the party affairs.
(Luganda) “olutalo lwa DP….
Cue out; …..tujja
Francis Kimuli, the Bukoto East DP Organizing Secretary has threatened to mobilize the party members to boycott the
election should the party NEC fail to intervene and resolve the underlying
//Cue in: (Luganda)
“Ssisubulayo muntu yenna….
Cue out; ….bagala
However, Fred Mukasa Mbidde the DP National Vice President has slammed
the petitioners describing them as a misguided group.
He insists that the
elections will take place according to road map, which was approved by
the party’s topmost organ without any interference.
(Luganda) “roadmap tugigobera….
Cue out; ….okutandika
Notably, the DP faction from Masaka has joined their colleagues in
Makindye-Ssabagabo municipality, Mukono and Wakiso districts who also earlier
protested the party registers over similar irregularities.