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Five DP MPs reject calls to defect, focus on rebuilding party

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The five legislators from the Democratic Party who never joined the exodus to the National Unity Platform are now focusing their efforts on rebuilding the party. Their resolve follows the defection of 11 members of the party to the platform, a new political outfit …

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11 MPs abandon DP to join Bobi Wine’s NUP

✳ Mathias Mpuuga from DP ✳ Joseph Ssewungu DP ✳ Medard Ssegona DP ✳ Betty Nambooze DP ✳ Moses Kasibante Ind ✳ Muwanga Kivumbi DP ✳ Allan Ssewanyana DP ✳ Ssempala Kigozi DP ✳ Ssentongo Robinah DP ✳ Veronica Namaganda DP ✳ Florence Namayanja DP Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT …

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DP rift widens as Mao inducts parallel leadership in Bukomansimbi

Bukomansimbi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party is entangled in yet another row, following the endorsement of a parallel leadership structure in Bukomansimbi district by Party president Nobert Mao.  The Party president administered the oath for another set of party leaders on Friday, discarding the structures inaugurated by the …

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Kyotera woman MP denounces democratic party

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kyotera Woman Member of Parliament Robinah Ssentongo has said that she will not use the Democratic Party ticket to contest for the seat in the forthcoming general elections.  Ssentongo was admitted into the opposition political party three years ago, months before she contested in residual …

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Entebbe municipality mayoral seat attracts four aspirants

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Entebbe municipality mayoral seat has attracted four aspirants. The aspirants include the incumbent Mayor, Vincent DePaul Kayanja and member of the Democratic Party-DP who is seeking a third term in office. His rivals are Anselm Ssebuguzi also a member of DP, Kasozi Kiriweru, Michael …

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DP advise government to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda. While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is …

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Court quashes Democratic Party faction NEC elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has quashed the recent elections that were conducted by a section of Democratic party members to purportedly fill up vacant positions in the National Executive Committee. DP members led by Rajab Ssenkubuge convened a meeting on March 13, 2020, …

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Obama endorses Biden for president to ‘heal’ America

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, saying his longtime vice president can unify and “heal” a nation struggling through some of its darkest moments. The formal backing by perhaps the most popular politician in America is the latest boost for Biden’s …

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Mao drags rival to court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP leadership under Norbert Mao has run to court to challenge a recent order that paved way for the election of a parallel National Executive Committee. On March 9th 2020, DP members opposed to Mao’s leadership led by Rajab Ssenkubuge secured an order …

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