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DP pulls out of Omoro County parliamentary race

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) has pulled out of the Omoro County Parliamentary by-election. The move came shortly after Godwin Okello, a DP aspirant withdrew his candidature from the race on Tuesday. Okello was the only aspirant who publicly expressed interest to vie for Omoro County …

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DP fronts candidate for Kayunga LC5 by-election

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP has fronted Anthony Waddimba as its candidate for the Kayunga LCV by-election. Last month, the Electoral Commission set December 16, 2021, as the election date for the by-election. The seat fell vacant after Ffefeka Sserubugo, the LCV chairperson for Kayunga district was found …

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DP condemns president’s proposal to quash bail for capital offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has condemned President Museveni’s proposal to abolish the constitutional right to bail of suspects accused of capital offences. The DP spokesperson Okoler Opio Lo Amanu told the media in Kampala that the move is unconstitutional and it will suppress the independence of …

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DP to commemorate Ben Kiwanuka’s 49th death anniversary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has announced plans to commemorate the death of Ben Kiwanuka, who was their third party president and also the first Prime minister of the government of Uganda. While speaking at the party’s weekly press address, the DP Secretary General Gerald Siranda noted …

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Peter Okot named DP whip in parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) has appointed Tochi County Member of Parliament Peter Okot as its whip in the 11th parliament. Okot who will be serving his second term as MP replaces the Kalungu West Member of Parliament Joseph Sewungu who last year crossed to the National …

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DP to defend rights of property owners along crude oil pipeline route

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has announced plans to join the fight to defend the rights of property owners along the crude oil pipeline route. The US$3.5 billion oil pipeline project that runs through more than 10 districts stretches from Uganda’s Albertine region to Tanzania’s seaport of Tanga. …

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DP to offer free legal services to riot suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP has instructed its lawyers to offer free legal services to all people who were arrested in last week’s protests. The protests broke out following the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform presidential candidate. The DP spokesperson Opio Okoler …

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DP calls for stringent measures against Human trafficking

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Democratic Party-DP has asked the government to tighten the measures against human trafficking, saying many young Ugandans are likely to surrender themselves in the hands of traffickers because of the dire economic situation.   Government through the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry halted labour …

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DP struggling to get signatures for Mao’s presidential bid

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Democratic Party has appealed to its members to support their President General Norbert Mao to secure signatures and National Identification Numbers-NINs to cement his Presidential Bid.  According to the DP Electoral Commission, whoever gets elected as the President General of the party, automatically …

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Luwero district DP executive committee members cross to NUP

Luwero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Democratic Party has registered another setback after the District and Town Councils’ Party Executive committee leaders in Luwero district defected to National Unity Platform. Luwero district was a DP stronghold until the National Resistance Army-NRA launched a guerilla war in the area between …

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