DP Officials Accuse Government of Weakening Party After Kezaala Appointment
By Serestino Tusingwire
A section of Democratic Party members are accusing the government of weakening their party by offering its vocal members big jobs.
Their accusations come two days after the President appointed the DP party Chairman, Mohammed Kezaala, as deputy ambassador.
According to Charles Waswa, the General Secretary, Uganda Young Democrats, tougher action must be taken to enforce discipline among its members.
“We expect the leadership of the democratic party to call the crisis delegates conference on national council to discuss this appointment.” Waswa said.
The young democrats had issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Kezaala to resign, but he defied the ultimatum.
The Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago described the appointment as the president’s move to lure opposition supporters ahead of the 2021 polls.
“He wants to create a new launch pad for Kisanja 2021, he wants to create a ground that will enable him lift the age limit and vie for another term in 2021.” Lukwago said.
However, DP member and Busiro East MP, Medard Sseggona has called on members to remain focused despite the chairman’s appointment.
It should be noted that last year, the president appointed another DP member, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs.