Democratic Party (DP) President Nobert Mao has spoken out on the recent mass defection of DP MPs who crossed to the National Unity Platform party (NUP), comparing them to academic dwarfs.
“At every end of year, the best schools have a tendency of chopping off academic dwarfs giving them an option of repeating the class or trying their luck somewhere else. DP is a school that doesn’t entertain academic dwarfs and it’s not bothered by the massive exodus of those who would score F9s in UNEB,” Mao stated.
Mao noted that in such instances, the dwarfs join substandard schools where their low grades are seen from a “poor mind” perspective.
“In most cases, the dwarfs run to new or academically poor schools where they are welcomed and seen as the academic giants,” he said.
On Thursday this week, a mass exodus from DP party including a section of its Members of Parliament and DP block crossed to Robert Kyagulanyi’s NUP.
The MPs include; Betty Nambooze from Mukono municipality, Joseph Gonzanga Ssewungu from Kalungu, Mathias Mpuga from Masaka and Hon. Medard Ssegona from Busiro East.
Others who joined the party were; Kasibante from Lubaga North, Muwanga Kivumbi from Butambala County, Allan Ssewanyana Makindye East, Ssempala Kigozi from Makindye Sabagabo, Rose Namayanja from Masaka and Matia Lwanga Bwanika from Wakiso District.
Among the members who were unveiled, is Joseph Mayanja alias Dr. Jose Chameleon who recently joined DP with an intention of running for the post of Lord Mayor for Kampala in the forthcoming 2021 polls.
Replying to Mao, Nambooze said, “in his usual style, Mao moved to belittle us, calling us burdens he has handed over to Kyagulanyi. Well, I reminded him that it’s not only us divorcing him but even his wife divorced him recently.”
“So he had better handover to Kyagulanyi for better management,” Nambooze added.