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DP disowns Bukenya

By Aloysious Kasoma

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has distanced it’s self from the allegations that former Vice President and NRM MP Gilbert Bukenya is in talks to run for presidency in 2016 on the party ticket.

A local newspaper reported yesterday that Bukenya is considering joining the Democratic Party with aspirations of being its presidential flag bearer for the 2016 elections.

The DP spokesperson Kenneth Kakande told journalists that they are not in talks with the Busiro North MP and neither have they met with him concerning that matter.

“We want to inform the country that the executive of Democratic Party has never met with Bukenya to discuss the future of the party and this is not known by any party official” he said during the press conference in Kampala.

Kakande said the door is still open to whoever is interested in joining the party at any level if that person is willing to compete.

It is alleged that DP officials Lulume Bayigga, Buikwe South MP and Matia Bwanika the Wakiso LC-V Chairman were in secret talks with the former Vice president who was linked to DP before he joined NRM.

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