Michael Kakande
Michael Kakande
Michael Kakande
Michael Kakande

The Democratic Party (DP) describes the ruling National Resistance Movement as “too” weak to win an election in Uganda.

Democratic Party (DP) spokesperson Michael Kakande told the weekly party press conference, “The president (Museveni) has gone to areas where he has much support and he is now dividing them up into smaller constituencies.”  He said this is a plot to manipulate Ugandans.

Last week, media reports suggested that the NRM was dividing up constituencies and 36 of them are in the offing to increase on its member base.

DP Headquarters
DP Headquarters

On the constitutional amendments being discussed, Kakande said, “The president is so worried about the coming elections that he wants the constitution amended.

Another concern that Kakande rubbished the use of  National IDs information to determine who votes. He says many people registered for IDs and almost every eligible Ugandan did.

“So if they are planning to allow people use National IDs to vote which opens the pass to vote rigging. What will the other people who are not interested in voting do? Of course their names are going to be used by machineries to vote”, he argued.

He also said the only way the opposition can bring down the NRM party is by unifying all political parties.