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DP to hold prayers for victims of election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP will hold prayers to mourn victims of election violence. DP presidential candidate Norbert Mao disclosed that all their party supporters, leaders across the country will on Wednesday wear black attire. Speaking to journalists in Gulu on Tuesday, Mao said that by dressing …

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Why Mao is key factor in how Acholi sub region votes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When Democratic Party-DP’s Norbert Mao contested for presidency in 2011, he won Nwoya with 54 percent. He also won Amuru and Gulu districts scoring 44 and 42 percent respectively. Mao also polled 35 percent in Kitgum district. Mao is the only candidate who has ever …

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Mityana municipality DP candidate abandons Mao, campaigns for Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Democratic Party-DP’s Abraham Luzzi who is contesting for Mityana municipality MP seat is campaigning for NRM’s candidate Yoweri Museveni despite the presence of his party’s president general Norbert Mao in the presidential race. Uganda will on Thursday 14th January this week hold general elections with …

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Mao promises Buganda unconditional return of all kingdom property

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate Norbert Mao has used his interface with the Buganda Kingdom Premier to pledge the unconditional and immediate return of the institution’s property once elected head of state. Mao together with other party officials today met Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga …

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DP Kampala Woman MP candidate arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party – DP candidate for Kampala Woman Member of Parliament, Sumayiyah Muwonge is being detained at Jinja road police station on allegations of defying Covid-19 standard operating procedures. Muwonge according to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire was arrested yesterday at 7pm …

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Late Nakasirye’s daughter nominated to contest in Kyotera Woman MP race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fortunate Rose Nantongo has officially joined the Kyotera Woman parliamentary race replacing her deceased mother, the late Robina Nakasirye. Nantongo, an advocate of the High Court was nominated on Wednesday by Koreb Nahamya, the Kyotera district electoral commission registrar on the Democratic Party ticket at …

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30 FDC, NUP party members defect to UPC in Oyam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC, National Unity Platform (NUP) and Democratic Party-DP in Oyam district have defected to Uganda People’s Congress – UPC party. The defectors crossed on Saturday to UPC from Juma Parish in Myene sub-county. They were wooed …

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One shot dead, three injured as NRM, DP supporters clash in Kyotera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been killed and two critically injured after police fired live bullets and teargas to quell a clash between the supporters of National Resistance Movement -NRM and Democratic Party -DP. The shooting occurred on Friday evening at Nakatoogo trading centre in Nabigasa sub-county …

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