Masaka district Democratic Leaders have suspended Mr. Fred Mukasa Mbidde who has been serving as the District Chairperson over incompetence.
The Party members and leadership accused Mbidde of fueling chaos in the party and hobnobbing with members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Amidst claps and cheers, Bukoto East Legislator Florence Namayanja noted that Mbidde had ceased being the district chairperson effective February 22, 2020, because district delegates had withdrawn the authority adding that she has intentions to contest for the same seat.
Democratic Party Members that attended the meeting included DP legal advisor Samuel Muyizi, MPs Joseph Ssewungu (Kalungu West), Robinah Ssentongo (Woman Kyotera District), Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County), DP bloc member Dr. Abed Bwanika and many others.
At the same meeting, the suspended party national organizing secretary Sulaiman Kidandala said that he is still the substantive organizing secretary and is on track with overseeing the internal grass-root party elections across the Country.
On February 14, Mr. Kidandala was suspended by the party’s national executive defiance over party directives and issuance of parallel register books which affected the implementation of the Party road map.
On receiving news of his suspension, Mbidde scoffed at the conveners of the meeting saying that they don’t have powers to suspend him adding that their actions are out of desperation.
“The framers of the DP constitution of 1952 forgot to give them such powers. What they did has only propaganda value before those who take the likes of Honourable Namayanja serious, fortunately, I am not among those,” he said.
Mr. Mbidde accused Ms. Namayanja of violating the party constitution by convening such a meeting without the knowledge of the district party executive adding that she should be comparing notes with recently suspended Sulaiman Kidandala.