As the defections from one party or political grouping to another take a twist, the Democratic Party president, Nobert Mao has issued stringent warnings on his members who would wish to cross over to Bobi Wine’s People Power movement.
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Speaking at City House in a Tuesday press conference, Mao revealed that DP will not consent to any coalition or joint candidature with sister opposition parties or pressure groups. He also fumed at party members already identifying with People Power saying his party will not tolerate dissents this time round. “You are either with us in the Democratic Party or stay in the People Power with Bobi Wine,” Mao said. “The DP will not take any decisions made by people outside the party,” he added while reacting to coalition proposals.
Mao, who expressed interests in the presidential seat last month contends that the People Power movement could be trending and the lingering talk on the tongues of every change seeking Ugandand but that doesn’t mean that the country’s oldest political party, DP should succumb and rid itself of structures to join Bobi’s pressure group. “People Power may be trending but the fact remains that it is not a political party,” Mao revealed. “A pressure group is like a school without a UNEB centre number, when it’s time for national examinations they will look for a new school with a centre number,” he added.
Nobert Mao’s contestation to a coalition has been a conviction he’s held quite often. Even at a recent joint opposition conference in which forces of change were pressing for unity, Nobert Mao’s DP did not send any delegation to represent them. In fact, he lashed out at the attendants of that particular conference saying it was no where to yield anything fruitful.