Mao: DP “Deeply Regret” Departure of Chairman Kezaala

Democratic Party (DP) President, case Norbert Mao has expressed ‘deep regrets’ following the resignation of the party National Chairman, Mohammed Baswale Kezaala who opted to take up the appointment to serve as an ambassador in the ruling NRM government.

Mao said that despite a meeting of high level officials of the party with Kezaala on Saturday in Jinja, the party chairman decided to quit leadership for the new appointment.

“The purpose of the meeting was to get Kezaala’s position on the announcement of his appointment for the office of the Ambassador designate and its implications to his position as a top ranking officer of the party,” Mao said while addressing press on Tuesday at City House.

After a lengthy discussion, he said, the members made four conclusions:

“We informed him that our preference and indeed that of the vast majority of our members would be that he rejects the appointment but ultimately the decision should be his according to his conscious,” Mao said.

“He agreed that the public service position cannot be held concurrently with the position of national chairman of the Democratic Party; upon receipt of the instruments of appointment to the said ambassadorial position, the Chairman will have to relinquish his position as a leader in the party and of now we all know that he has tendered in his resignation to the Deputy Secretary General.”

Mao then announced “With deep regret we accept his resignation; the Deputy National Chairman, Dr. George Kiwanuka Mayambala will perform the duties of that office with immediate effect.”

He said the party also agreed that Kezaala’s departure from the leadership of the party should not lead to the imputing of improper motives on him given his years of faithful service of the party.

“The party should stay focused on its historical mission of instituting a government whose foundation is truth and justice.”


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