Nobert Mao doesn’t trust Constitution review commission committee. They’re NRM carders

By Robert Segawa

The opposition Democratic party well comes the idea of the Constitution review commission, but it doesn’t trust the members who are nominated on it. The president general of DP Nobert Mao while addressing the media at their offices in Kampala, says that the selection which was made will not reflect the views of members of the public since they were not involved.

He sighted the examples of the former attorney general DR Kiddu Makubuya who didn’t handle the issue of Oil in good way, while other members are staunch NRM carders.

This is in reaction to the letter forwarded to the president containing the proposed committee appointees by the minister of justice and constitutional affairs Maj General Kahinda Otafire.

The president general of DP Nobert Mao while addressing the media at  their offices in Kampala
The president general of DP Nobert Mao while addressing the media at their offices in Kampala

He sighted the examples of the former attorney general DR Kiddu Makubuya who didn’t handle the issue of Oil in good way, while other members are staunch NRM carders.

This is in reaction to the letter forwarded to the president containing the proposed committee appointees by the minister of justice and constitutional affairs Maj General Kahinda Otafire.

Mao says that since July 2017 democratic party have agitated for a review commission in the time of private members bill_ Kogikwatako but they were not given chance to have their views appropriately.

He gives the examples of representation where members of the public needed to hold absolute power on the proposed law on the issue of representation.

He is cautiously optimistic about the individuals who are appointed saying they are like forest leaves, and the committee needs young blood from the old carders, says Mao.

All along DP has been agitating on issues including independent of parliament and reducing its size from the big number to a reasonable one which will have autonomy on the legislation discussed and passed into an act.

He further notes that the judiciary has to be independent without siding with the government to give the necessary justice where it’s viable and the autonomy of the electoral commission which is under the same ministry.

Democratic Party’s Deo Hasubi Njoki declines job offered by Museveni

The Democratic party Busia LCV by election candidate Deo Hasubi Njoki has declined the Uganda human rights commission Job offer by president Yoweri Museveni. Njoki who was nominated on 6th November on DP ticket and is backed by other opposition political parties as a joint candidate announced the the decision to day during the weekly party press conference in Kampala.

He confirms that he received the a copy of the letter which president Museveni addressed to the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga appointing him as the commissioner of Uganda Human rights commission.

Njoki says he wrote a letter to the party leadership informing them of what was going on.

He added that after consultations with the party leadership he has decided to turn down the offer of the job he would have preferred because that’s what he studied resolving to serve the people of Busia.

Njoki announced that he is returning to Busia to start campaign and DP will win the election.

The DP party president General Nobert Mao noted that the letter Njoki wrote to the party was linked to media by members of the party leadership and this resulted into bashing of the party including members of other opposition political parties.

DP Party President Nobert Mao - PHOTO BY Robert Segwa for Capital FM
DP Party President Nobert Mao – PHOTO BY Robert Segwa for Capital FM

He warned president Yoweri Museveni to leave DP and Njoki alone sighting that DP has invested heavily in Njoki. He noted that they are heading to Busia to and they will be Joined by other opposition leader’s in campaigns noting that they will win and Museveni will be ashamed.

The elections for Busia District LC V by elections are set for November 28th 2018. The campaign manager DP Florence Namayanja member of parliament Bukoto East assured for a land slide victory on 28th November as he called for further support.

Early this year Justice Andrew Bashaija nulified the election of NRM candidate Ouma Adea and ordered fresh elections for Busia LCV. This was after petition by Deogratious Nkoki DP candidate saying Adea was bared from holding public office for a period of 10 years when he was convicted by the anti corruption court for abuse of office and corruption.

Mao faults Masaka DP leaders for selfishness

By Robert Segawa

The opposition Democratic party has announced the indefinite suspension of DP and Uganda Young Ddemocrats reunion caravan following the chaos that occured last Friday  in Masaka.

Addressing journalists at DP offices in Kampala, Party president Nobert Mao, apologized on behalf of DP citing that the party was embarrassed before the invited guests and it also violated the intentions of the reunion.

He disclosed that as party leader’s they would convene a retreat to harmonize on how the reunion drive would go on without ugly incidents such as those witnessed in Masaka.

Mao faulted DP leader’s in greater Masaka who used the reunion for their selfish gains causing the party such an embarrassment.

He added that the reunion is not intended to help individuals seek political positions but to unite the party leader’s and give DP leverage to lead a United front to liberate Uganda.

DP starts 120 million campaign to support Agnes.

By Robert Ssegawa

Opposition Democratic Party has started a campaign to raise 120 million to enable Agnes Nayiga an ordinary Ugandan travel to India for cancer treatment.

The party president Nobert Mao told the media in Kampala that Nayiga has been battling breast cancer since 2013 and has already lost one of the breasts.

Mao says the party has printed T-shirts that will be sold at 30,000 to raise the money to save Nayiga’s life.

He has appealed to Ugandans of good heart to support this noble cause by contacting the number; 0772629121 or 0701629121.


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