leadership positions has split the Democratic Party-DP leadership in Entebbe
Several DP leaders in Entebbe municipality including the including
the party chairperson, Vincent Kayanja De Paul, the Entebbe Division B
Chairperson, Stanley Namayilira and the Entebbe MP aspirant, Michael Kakembo have
already declared intentions to vie for various party positions.
For instance, Namayilira has already declared his intention to contest for the Entebbe
Mayoral seat currently held by the Municipal DP Chairperson, Vincent Kayanja.
Kayanja also nurses ambition to contest for the Entebbe Mayoral seat in the
forthcoming decision, a plan also held by Michael Kakembo, the constituency
The party leadership is
also divided on whether or not to readmit the former Entebbe Municipality
Member of parliament, Mohammad Kawuma to the party after his departure in 2016.
Kawuma joined the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party.
Stanley Namayilira, the Division B Chairperson, says there is
no need to block anyone from contesting for the different leadership positions,
saying this will contravene democratic principles.
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The confusion has spread to DP members in other areas creating
factions. The party members have
split into factions allied to the Entebbe municipality Mayor, Vincent Kayanja, Stanley
Namayilira and Michael Kakembo.
Kayanja says the factions and disagreements started
in the 2016 elections when some party members decided to act independently. He says
the factions led to the defeat of several DP candidates including their Entebbe
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The former DP Legal Advisor, Joseph Balikuddembe Mutebi asked
members allied to various factions during the joint reconciliation meeting in
Entebbe to cease attacking each other, saying such attacks don’t help the