DP Sets New Date For Delegates Conference

The Democratic Party (DP) has pushed forward its national delegates conference, which was scheduled to take place on July 25th in Gulu. The new date for the conference is 1st May, 2020.

The party’s secretary general, Gerald Siranda on Tuesday, insisted that members without accreditation will not be allowed access to the conference.

“We decided that if you don’t have accreditation, you stop at Karuma, you don’t exceed,” he said.

The DP presidential press secretary, Fred Mwesigwa, said that the conference will receive and consider various reports, set terms for the party’s participation in the proposed 2021 opposition electoral coalition, consider constitutional amendments and elect the National Executive Committee.

DP has previously suspended its national delegate’s conference three times as a result of insufficient funds and the overwhelming number of petitions from the grassroots polls.

Mwesigwa emphasised that the conference’s major goal is to enable the party rebuild its structures ahead of 2021 elections

“To ensure a transparent and credible process, the National Executive Committee will appoint an interim Elections Committee. This committee will be a team of distinguished and independent-minded party members to handle the election of members of the National Executive Committee,” He said.

Over the last two months, fresh disagreements have broken out in Uganda’s oldest political party, the DP over internal elections with party president, Nobert Mao at the center of it all.

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