Masaka DP Leaders Accuse Mbidde of Hijacking Party Register

A section of Democratic Party (DP) leaders in Greater Masaka have accused their National Party Vice President Fred Mukasa Mbidde of hijacking the party register and adding in ghost members ahead of party’s internal elections.

In heated meetings that were held at the constituency and sub-county levels, some party leaders said they cannot go into the elections scheduled for, January 30 until a new party register is issued.

The internal party elections are part of the roadmap released on Monday by Mbidde, which seeks to reorganise the party structures ahead of 2021 elections.

However, during the Tuesday meeting, Stephen Kasujja, the Masaka Municipality DP Chairperson, said the Mbidde register is only intended to fulfill the selfish interests of a few people, who are scheming for political positions as opposed to strengthening the party.

John Baptist Ddungu, the Masaka Municipality DP Secretary, accused Mbidde of fusing the party organs with leadership structures of his charity organization, the Mbidde Foundation through which he allegedly wants to run the party affairs.

Francis Kimuli, the Bukoto East DP Organizing Secretary, threatened to mobilize the party members to boycott the election should the party NEC fail to intervene and resolve the underlying inconsistencies.

Mbidde dismissed the allegations and insisted that the elections will take place according to road map, which was approved by the party’s topmost organ without any interference.



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