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Norbert Mao elected secretary general of Democrat Union of Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party president Norbert Mao has been elected secretary-general of the Democrat Union of Africa (DUA). The election took place on Saturday during the organization’s general meeting which was held virtually via Zoom. The meeting attracted participants from centre-right political parties from across Africa …

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Mukaaku, Bwanika to head Chameleon’s campaign team

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Former presidential candidates Samuel Lubega Mukaaku and Dr Abed Bwanika have been tasked to head the task force of Lord Mayoral aspirant Joseph Mayanja also known as Chameleone as he pushes to edge Erias Lukwago out of city hall.  Mukaaku will now head the task …

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DP to fund flag-bearers posters, nomination fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao has announced that the party will meet the nomination fees for all its flag bearers and also print campaign posters for them. But there is a catch. DP secretary general Gerald Siranda says that anybody who will be …

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Mao in talks with Acholi MPs to join DP

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT The Democratic Party President Norbert Mao is wooing Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub-region to join the party. This follows the defection of 10 DP Members of Parliament to the National Unity Platform (NUP) this month. DP which is left with only five members of …

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Mao warns DP leaders against working with MPs who defected to NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Norbert Mao, the President of the Democratic Party has warned regional party leaders against forming alliances with former members who defected to other parties. At the beginning of this month, several DP members including 10 legislators defected to the National Unity Platform headed by Kyadondo …

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Besigye leaves vacuum FDC cannot fill – Mao

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by Dr. Kiiza Besigye not to run for presidency in the 2021 general election is the biggest test for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, the Democratic Party President general Norbert Mao has observed. The four time presidential candidate and former …

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Mao to focus on rebuilding DP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP President Norbert Mao has said although the party was saddened by the defection of 11 of its 15 Members of Parliament and other senior members to the National Unity Platform-NUP headed by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, they are working around the clock …

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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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Democratic Party moves to revive party support in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) in Kasese district is stepping up its mobilization ahead of the 2021 general elections. Kasese was a stronghold of the Democratic Party in the 1960’s and 1980’s. But the support waned over the years and to date, DP’s presence in …

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We don’t need Mao’s approval: DP bloc leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of leaders in the DP bloc pressure group have dismissed statements by Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party President dismissing their group as nonexistent. According to the group, Mao has no mandate to declare as such, an organization that he doesn’t own or …

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