“We signed a cooperation agreement between the NRM and the DP. I salute the DP leadership for this gesture of mature, foresighted, and constructive politics,” Museveni said in a tweet on his official account.
President Yoweri Museveni, also the National Chairman of NRM, signed on behalf of the party, while DP President General, Hon. Nobert Mao, signed on behalf of DP.
Museveni said that DP had good quality and was definitely sincere and more straight forward.
H.E Museveni said he was very happy with this milestone, saying that all this time although DP has been supporting opposition, they have not been destructive.
“Although DP has been in the opposition, they have not been destructive. They criticise but are not destructive,” he said.
NRM secretary General, Hon. Richard Todwong and that of DP, Dr. Gerald Siranda, also witnessed the signing.
President Museveni, after the signing, congratulated Hon. Mao upon agreeing to work on steering DP to work with the NRM. He noted that this is something that should have happened at the top administrative level long ago.
On his part, Mao appreciated the milestone on behalf of his party, saying that this is a continuous journey that started before some of them were born.
He told Museveni that he now has the historical opportunity to gather party members scattered all over Uganda.
“You must look for them wherever they are, in all the political parties and in all the corners of Uganda,” Mao said.
“This is a living document. It has to continue growing and we have signed it in good faith, “he added.