The Democratic Party (DP) is set to summon leaders advocating for the censure of party President General Norbert Mao.
The development follows the tabling of a report by a probe committee chaired by Polly Mukiibi that was appointed by the DP National Executive Committee (NEC) last year, and tasked to investigate the behavior of top party leaders who are reportedly saying that Mao had failed to manage the DP.
In a press briefing held at party headquarters, Mao said NEC will meet and discuss the report that will culminate into punishing whoever will be found culpable of undermining his authority.
Some of those who could face disciplinary action include Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago of now-defunct splinter group Solida; Mukono MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke of ‘rebel’ group ‘Bad DP’ and Samuel Walter Lubega of the Truth and Justice Forum, all of who have, at different times during Mao’s presidency, been accused of dividing DP along tribal lines.
Meanwhile, Mao has said that the DP National Council will meet in Mbarara to honour the late Boniface Byanyima for his contribution to the party. At the Mbarara NC meeting, Mao added, members will also formulate policies that will guide the party in various undertakings.
According to Mao, the party will also rally behind Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Paul Mwiru in Jinja East by-election.
“He (Mwiru) stands for a common voice; in the next elections the party will continue advocating for the voting out of legislators who supported the removal of presidential age limit,” Mao said.