Norbert Mao Picks DP Nomination Forms

The incumbent Democratic Party (DP) president, patient Norbert Mao has today picked nomination forms to run for the party presidency during the forthcoming Delegates Conference slated for July 23 to 26 at Katomi Resort in Garuga.

Mao will be battling the Buikwe South Member of Parliament, clinic Dr. Lulume Bayiga who has also picked nominations through his agent, Paul Luyombya.

East African Member of Parliament, Fred Mukasa Mbidde is eying the National Vice President slot and hs nomination form was picked by Dr. Gerald Ssiranda.

Mao, however, about a month ago said he had taken a decision to relinquish his childhood dream of leading Uganda, if it is at the expense of national peace.

He made remarks in May while delivering his key note address at a three day National Reconciliation Conference held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

“My purpose in life is much higher than just going to sit in State House,” he told the conference. “There are two important days in one’s life; the day you were born and the day you discover the purpose for which you were born,” added Mao who at that time was recuperating from a serious ailment.

The Democratic Party announced this week that he had fully recovered and that he would be resuming office in a couple of weeks’ time.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gerald Siranda a NEC member from Bukedi region and UYD President also expressed interest to stand for the Vice Secretary General and picked forms today.

The exercise of picking forms was successfully conducted by the party administrator, Peter Ssempijja at the party headquarters in Kampala, who has assured members that the party is secure.

“The attack that happened on Tuesday was just an ambush by hooligans and I want to take this opportunity to assure all members that the headquarters are secure and we are hoping that the exercise will run smoothly with no chaos,” Ssempijja noted.

He rubbished allegations that the party is under police deployment adding that the party’s security team is in place and will do a smooth and effective work.

According to the set party road map, the picking of nomination forms exercise is expected to end tomorrow 26th July.


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