DP Leaders Accuse Each Other of Incompetence in Campaigns

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Norbert Mao the incumbent President of the party says he still has a lot for the party on his plate that is why he is seeking re-election.

Campaigns for top positions in the Democratic Party (DP) are currently underway on the second day of the party's national delegates conference.
 
The retreat is being conducted at Katomi Kingdom Resort in Entebbe.
 
Up for grabs, among other positions, are President and Secretary General of DP.
 
Incumbent Norbert Mao is facing off for president of the party with Buikwe Member of Parliament Lulume Bayiga.
 
For the Secretary General position, incumbent Mathias Nsubuga faces two challengers: Vincent Mayanja and Dr. David Dronyi.
 
Speaking to delegates, Mao insisted that he still has a lot to do for the party which is why he is seeking another term. He says he promised to build DP  a new home and land has already been acquired in Rubaga.
 
His challenger Bayiga said that while Mao is a good man, he has surrounded himself with greedy advisers who have misled him. Bayiga says the party needs him to heal the rifts that threaten to tear it apart.
 
In the SG race, Mayanja accuses the incumbent Nsubuga of corruption and failing to account for party funds.  Nsubuga, in turn, accuses Mayanja of discouraging people in central Uganda from subscribing to the party.
 
James Kiwanuka a delegate from Wakiso accuses Suleiman Kidandala, the national organizing secretary  of conflict of interest. Kidandala is in charge of organising the elections  but he is also a candidate.
 
 
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Kidandala is standing to retain his position of the organizing secretary of the party. But when contacted over the complaint he says the party constitution mandates him to organise the elections which why he is in charge. The delegates will vote for the candidates later in the afternoon after the campaigns.