Democratic Party president, Norbert Mao, has finally got a National Identity Card which cost him the Gulu Municipality parliamentary seat in 2015.
Mao shared the picture of his new ID and even made it his profile picture.
The excited Mao said he was ready for the 2021 general elections.
“Beautiful! I love this. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The outcome in a dog-fight is not determined by the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Let’s roll…Enkumbi biri. Ekabala, n’ekoola! The broken hoes are those of our founders.”
The Electoral Commission in 2015 refused to register Mao who was running for the same seat, citing lack of a national ID.
Although Mao had been participating in previous elections, the EC said it had since dropped using the old voters cards.
Mao acknowledged he did not register for the ID because he was bed-ridden when government conducted the exercise and that then Electoral Commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu, refused to help him.
Mao said when he turned to Gen Aronda Nyakairima, the minister of Internal Affairs (RIP), he said he would soon be travelling to South Korea and would help on his return but instead died abroad.
Mao called the move to block him from contesting as MP was engineered by President Museveni, who he says does not want people who hold government accountable to get elected.