By Curthbert Kigozi
Democratic Party president Nobert Mao condemned the actions Dr Specioza Wandira Kazibwe on Sunday, February 18 during the burial of former Busoga Diocese Bishop Cyprian Bamwoze in Jinja District.
Mao now joins the long list of people, including Tamale Mirundi, who have openly told off the former vice president after her blatant attack on Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi.
“Why do you come to come to bury somebody who you do not know,” Dr Kazibwe asked Kyagulanyi.
In response, Mao said there is something called bad politics but what Dr Kazibwe exhibited was now bad manners.
She (Kazibwe) even refused to shake Hon. Kyagulanyi’s hands; I can understand that in the kindergarten but at the national level I think our behavior should be more cordial and defined by decorum,” Mao told DP’s weekly press conference on Tuesday.
At the same presser, Mao also said some of the party members who were named in the People’s Cabinet will be discussed in the next National Executive Committee meeting.
“There is no way you can be fully immersed as part of the leadership of another political party and at the same time you belong to the Democratic Party. We don’t want water melons in DP -green on the outside but with many colours on the inside,” Mao said in reference to Erias Lukwago
He however added that one can belong to any party but decisions on where you belong must be made.
Dp warns to sue NIRA
Ugandans have been advised to go out in full swing to register for national identity cards ahead of the 2021 elections.
However, for a process that should be smooth, the DP thinks otherswise and is now threatening to sue the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA).
“We have noticed one thing in Busunju, when young people went to register, they were told to bring national ids of their parents,” Mao said. “We have asked our deputy national legal advisor Richard Lumu to go and record evidence in two areas of Mityana sub county where the NIRA team is frustrating the process.”
The former Gulu District chairman then promised that his party will sue NIRA since there is a law which provides procedures for registering for the national IDs and doesn’t involve bringing a parent’s national ID.
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