Masaka district Democratic Party leaders have vowed to support Betty Bakireke Nambooze, the Buganda regional party president in her move to cause reforms I the Uganda’s oldest party.
Nambooze and a group of other DP leaders mostly from Buganda recently launched a campaign dubbed ‘MAKE DP STRONG AGAIN’ with an aim of restoring the glory of the DP in the country. Their move was however strongly resisted by the party President,Norbert Mao.
During a press conference held at Tropical Inn in Masaka district on Tuesday, a group of about one hundred leaders resolved to support the revival campaign irrespective of the fact that the party’s chief executive supported it or not.
The leaders formed themselves into a committee to organise the 23April leaders conference in which Nambooze has been invited as a guest of honour.
The 23rd April,Masaka conference is expected to attract the party’s big wigs from across the country and its expected that the leaders will take this opportunity to rally the Masaka that has all the time been known to be a DP stronghold.
In this meeting the DP Masaka district and constituency structure leaders disowned statements by a one Majwaala Denis and Dick Lukyamuzi who attempted to block the 23rd April conference.
The party Deputy organizing secretary in the District,Ndugga Viene said, “The meeting is being organised at district and constituency level at which the two neither have positions nor mandate to speak for”.
The Leaders also requested party president Nobert Mao and his vice Mukasa Mbidde to stop dictatorial tendencies and running DP as private company in which one must seek for permission to even move outside a meeting room “. Membets observed that the tenets of DP are; fighting for freedom of speech, truth and justice.
Some of the DP Party bigwigs organising the meeting include:
Kateregga Innocent- district Organising secretary,
Ndugga Vianne deputy organising secretary,
Omulangira Kabumbuli DP chairman Nyendo Ssenyange, Kasujja Bonny Stephen Chairman Masaka munisipality, Mzee Kizito DP elder and chairman Katwe Butego. Nawandagala John Bosco Deputy secretary masaka Municipality constituency Kiggundu Vincent DP elder and chairman Kimanya DP. Owek Nnakumusana organising secretary Masaka Municipality constituence and Chairman local Nyendo Ssenyange.