Democratic Party (DP) President Nobert Mao seems not to be bothered by the recent mass defection of DP members to the National Unity Platform (NUP).
Mao says the situation in DP is like that of a school that gets rid of academic dwarfs at the end of the year.
“At every end of year, the best schools have a tendency of chopping off academic dwarfs giving them an option of repeating the class or trying their luck somewhere else. DP is a school that doesn’t entertain academic dwarfs and it’s not bothered by the massive exodus of those who would score F9s in UNEB,” he says.
“In most cases, the dwarfs run to new or academically poor schools where they are welcomed and seen as the academic giants,” he said.
Some of the DP mmebers who crossed from DP to NUP include;; Betty Nambooze from Mukono municipality, Joseph Gonzanga Ssewungu from Kalungu, Mathias Mpuga from Masaka and Hon. Medard Ssegona from Busiro East, Moses Kasibante Muwanga Kivumbi from Butambala County, Allan Ssewanyana Makindye East, Ssempala Kigozi from Makindye Sabagabo, Rose Namayanja from Masaka and Matia Lwanga Bwanika from Wakiso District, and many others.
Mao ssays they are going to re-organise the party with the members remaining. The situation, he says, is not happening for the first time.