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Two High Ranking DP Members Suspended for Forging Party Cards

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Two high ranking members of the Democratic Party, Shafik Dembe and Lukyamuzi Didas have today been suspended from conducting party duties for trying to manipulate the organization’s database.

It is understood that the above mentioned went as far as forging the signature of Gerald Siranda Black and attaching a party seal that is hard to get.

DP President made this announcement while addressing members of the press at the Party’s headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday.

Speaking today, he said this development followed an internal investigation that found the duo culpable of issuing fraudulent Party Membership cards.

“I understand the man we appointed as the acting National Organizing Secretary Mr. Shafic Dembe and the regional representative for Ankole, Mr. Lukyamuzi Didas have forged membership cards,” Mao disclosed.

Suspending them, he warned that the party would not tolerate any kind of indiscipline as long as he is still in charge of the party.

“I have already decided to suspend the work of those two officials with immediate effect and I will report my decision to the National Executive Committee (NEC), Mao disclosed.

Going forward, he called upon all the recipients of these fake cards to return them to the party headquarters to enable it conduct further investigations.

In the same vein, Mao vowed to take tough measures against some DP leaders from Kampala that he said have been conducting fake party elections across the country.

At the moment, he says that they are almost done with grass-root elections and are studying whether they can possibly hold a national delegates conference in the near future.

“Finally I want to report 68% of the districts in Uganda have completed their grass root processes. We expect that in the next two weeks all districts will have new leadership teams,” Mao summed it up.



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Singer Chris Johnz Leading in Luwero Mayoral Race According to Latest Polls

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Singer Chris Johnz who earlier this year announced how he is contesting for Luwero Town Mayor is currently leading the polls according to the survey done in Lowero by our analysts

The singer who is also the official flag bearer for NUP in Luwero seems to be the people’s favorite due to the support is shown during his outreaches both on ground and online

Even before officially coming out to reveal how he is contesting, Chris Johnz aka Buwembo John used to do outreaches and charities giving back to the people of Luwero a thing that won him a place in many people’s hearts

If all goes as predicted, Chris John might be the next Mayor of Luwero town come 2021

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Beret War: DP Warns Security Forces against Targeting their ‘Green Beret’ 

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Democratic Party (DP) has warned the Government of legal consequences in the event that security forces raid their headquarters under the guise of impounding the Party’s ‘Green Beret’ political regalia.

For a long time, the Party founded in 1954 has been using a hoe as its symbol. At the beginning of this year, however, they added the ‘Green Beret’ in their political wardrobe, something that pundits have argued was geared at upstaging their National Unity Platform (NUP) rivals.

Last week, NUP’s Kamwokya base was raided by a combined force of military and police officers who impounded droves of the Party’s signature ‘Red Berets’ and other campaign materials.

Explicitly, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the exercise aimed at deterring civilians from the manufacture, sale and distribution of military paraphernalia as gazetted on September 18, 2019.

The shrewd DP Spokesperson, Okoler Opio Lo Amanu, has since retaliated and warned that should such a thing occur to the DP, they will have no option but to drag the Government to court.

“Let them come for us, if they really think that what we are doing is illegal. Democratic Party is the fountain of highly rich or in possession of an opulence of legal skills. We shall take them to court and sue them,” Okoler notified authorities.

Until that happens, he vowed that they will not drop their Green Beret insignia due to state threats.

“Well it is not a matter of being afraid or not. You see, when you know you are doing the right thing or when you know you are doing is something that falls within your rights, why must you get scared,” Okoler stated.

Apparently, he intimated that the party, together with NUP colleagues, was considering lodging a public interest case to deal with the banning of the Red Berets.

According to section 164 C of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Act, anyone who wears or uses decorations meant for the army is liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years upon conviction.

 



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Opposition Forces Need to Unite against a Common Foe – FDC’s Amuriat

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential flag bearer Patrick Amuriat Oboi has buttressed the need for ‘Opposition unity’ as Uganda heads for the 2021 general elections.

Speaking on Radio One’s ‘Spectrum’ Talk Show on Monday, Amuriat attempted to downplay the simmering tensions within the anti-regime political forces, pointing out that in-fights stand to reverse their gains.

For one, he rubbished assumptions that his political formation is working against the recently founded National Unity Platform (NUP) that seems to have claimed their space.

“Well, this could also be said about the Alliance for National Transformation led by General Mugisha Muntu which is also a new Party. You see Ugandans need to know; we have no reasons to compete against political parties in the opposition,” Amuriat dismissed.

“We do not have the ball neither do they. The ball is at the feet of Mr. Museveni and the junta. And this has been the case for 35 Years so for us, it’s wrong to compete amongst ourselves, we should be competing to tackle the person with the ball,” he added.

Since the 2016 polls, FDC has labored to reach out to its Opposition comrades amidst suspicion that this could be one of its so many techniques to expunge them form the political turf.

Earlier yesterday while unveiling his 284-member Presidential Campaign Team, Amuriat yet again underscored the need for cooperation as a way of subduing Government’s dirty tricks that saw NUP’s headquarters ransacked last week.

“The areas that forces of change have got to pay attention to include vote protection because therein, we have a common interest against the NRM that has cheated us all these years,” he said.

“The forces of change have got to come together in order to protect each other against physical attack by the NRM, this is a must. It is necessary that we fortify ourselves against attacks,” he stated further.

Concluding, he noted that last week’s raid on NUP’s Kamwokya seat was not an isolated incident citing the post-2016 elections armed forces raid on Najjanankumbi which saw Dr Kizza Besigye detained on treason charges.

“It is not the first time that this is happening to any political party, we have faced the brunt. You remember that immediately after the elections of 2016, there was a helicopter hovering over here with machine guns pointed at our headquarters,” Amuriat alluded.

In line with this, it is understood that FDC is mooting plans to throw its weight behind ‘friendly’ independents after a number of would-be FDC candidates were allegedly harassed from carrying the party flag at constituency level.

“We will be entering Memorandum of Understanding with individuals who will be running as independents while understanding our philosophy, ideology and mission so that we speak with the same wave length when Parliament convenes in June next year,” Amuriat hinted.

Official documents indicate that unlike before, FDC has managed to nominate 316 Parliamentary candidates out of a targeted 450.



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