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UGANDA: DP top organ to have a special meeting today

UGANDA: DP top organ to have a special meeting today

AFRICA, UGANDA
The top decision making organ of the Democratic Party (DP), the National Executive Committee (NEC), will convene today at their new party headquarters in Kampala to amend the party constitution ahead of the 2021 General Election.DP president Norbert Mao said top on the agenda of the meeting is creation of a party’s independent electoral commission. “We want to have election rules, which will provide for appointment of an election committee headed by the chairperson because people have been complaining that we are our own electoral commission,” he told journalists on Tuesday. Mr Mao added that they are proposing to put every division in Kampala under a party vice president for easy administration. He added that NEC will also set the date for the party’s national delegates conferen...
UGANDA: DP petitions the government to proclaim a state of emergency.

UGANDA: DP petitions the government to proclaim a state of emergency.

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Democratic Party (DP) has challenged the government to declare a state of emergency with immediate effect saying that the current situation doesn’t favour free and fair elections given the fact that the country is still battling with covid19 pandemic. Speaking to the journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala, Fred Mwesigwa, the party presidential press secretary, noted that to prevent deaths which might happen due to COVID -19, it is the right time for the government to extend elections for six month as it looks for the vaccine and other preventive medicines. “The government insists that the threat of covid19 is so grave and that is why public gatherings, including religious gatherings, are banned. But the same government finds it unnecessary to declare a state of emergen...
UGANDA: Lumumba invites Opposition leaders to NRM meeting

UGANDA: Lumumba invites Opposition leaders to NRM meeting

AFRICA
A statement by the NRM senior communications officer, Rogers Mulindwa, said those invited include chairpersons or presidents and secretary generals of Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic Party, Justice Forum and Uganda People’s Conference.   “She said her decision to invite these sister Political Parties follows a cordial working relationship amongst them under Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD),” Mulindwa said.    Mulindwa added that the SG was optimistic the Opposition leaders would honour the invitation.   The party has also invited several political parties from South Sudan, China, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Namibia to attend the conference.   NRM is set to hold its national conference at the Mandela ...
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