Mao can’t run in 2021, DP bloc will crumble- Nambooze

DP President Norbert Mao

Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has predicted that Democratic Party’s bloc will soon crumble and disappear into oblivion.

She was appearing on NBS TV “Morning Breeze” programme Thursday January 2, 2020.

DP is the country’s oldest political party

Last year, it incorporated two other parties to form the bloc although Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] refused to take part.


Its principals Norbert Mao, Michael Mabikke, Abedi Bwanika and Samuel Lubega later launched a framework ‘Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)’ to end the NRM dominance in Uganda’s politics.

According to Nambooze, DP BLOC is going to disintegrate.

“What we are going to see is a conflict between Mao and a group of new people in DP,” she noted.

“There will be a power struggle and I predict that Mao will eventually have himself re-elected as the party president.”

This week, Michael Mabikke, one of the leaders in the Democratic Party (DP) alliance, denied falling out with Mao.

“There is no fall out between me and Mao. However, there is no one moment where all of you can understand the things at a go,” Mabikke said Tuesday while appearing on NBS television.

The former Makindye East Member of Parliament said the DP BLOC is the most robust body and that 2020 is going to be a year of news.

But Nambooze doesn’t expect Mao to run in 2021 which she anticipates will cause problems if he does.

“If Norbert Mao is fair with himself, I don’t expect him to stand this year. He has led us for 10 years and that is enough.”

She said DP as a political party will not have stability until Uganda is stable.

“In a situation like this, no single party can have stability. The general politics of the country is flawed.”



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