DP Splinter Group Opens First Office in Luweero Top story

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Lukwago said that todays events marked the start of efforts to save DP from slipping into oblivion and cause fundamental change ahead of the 2016 general election. He said the office will coordinate campaigns and DP activities in Katikamu North Constituency and Luweero district.

A Democratic Party faction led by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has opened its first office in Luweero Town Council.

This was one of the activities undertaken by the group which boycotted the national delegate's conference now taking place at Katomi Kingdom Resort, Wakiso. 

Lukwago, accompanied by hundreds of DP enthusiasts entered Luweero at around 2:30pm amidst pomp. He was accompanied by MPs; Latif Ssebaggala, Ssebuliba Mutumba, Mathias Mpuuga and Moses Kasibante among other enthusiasts.

In his brief speech, Lukwago said that today's events marked the start of efforts to save DP from slipping into oblivion and cause fundamental change ahead of the 2016 general election. He said the office located at Bwabye road off Kampala-Gulu highway will coordinate campaigns and DP activities in Katikamu North Constituency and Luweero district.

 
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Samuel Lubega Mukaku, a former presidential aspirant says that party supporters were tired of running as spectators in Uganda's leadership.

The LC 3 chairperson for Luweero town council Charles Ssebyala says DP supporters in Luweero have joined Lukwago's faction after the mainstream party failed to address issues raised in the enormous petitions submitted to them.

Ssebyala accuses DP leaders in Luweero of engaging in electoral malpractices in order to manipulate representatives to the National Delegates conference in Katomi.
 
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Earlier Lukwago's procession was blocked by Anti-riot policemen commanded by acting District Police Commander Eugene Elwaru .Eugene said that Lukwago convoy was to disrupt business in the town center and they didn't notify police on the procession.

 

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Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.