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Mao is a pumpkin; DP outside, NRM inside – Nambooze

DP Party President Norbert Mao and Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The verbal rhetoric between Democratic Party President Nobert Mao and Mukono Municipality, Betty Nambooze has taken an ugly twist, with Nambooze comparing her party President to a pumpkin.

While addressing the media yesterday, Mao gave an ultimatum to all the Democratic Party members including Nambooze (Minister of Information and Kampala), Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago who was named Vice President and Allan Ssewanyana who were given posts in former Presidential Candidate, Kizza Besigye’s government to declare if they had left the party.

Mao was quoted comparing these Democratic Party members to pumpkins remarking; “There is no way you can be fully immersed in the leadership of another political party and at the same time you belong to the democratic party. We don’t want watermelons in DP those who are green outside. Those are the watermelons I am talking about, there is no room for watermelons in DP, that is our only concern.”

Mao’s remarks angered Nambooze who fired back during today’s Twitter chat by the Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol in which she counters compared Mao to a pumpkin, and announced that she is willing to face the Party’s disciplinary Committee because this isn’t the first time she is dragged to the Committee.

Nambooze said: “I understand he wants to take me back to the disciplinary committee now for working closely with Besigye, I don’t know why my brother Mao gets annoyed whenever the Opposition strategises against Museveni. I don’t know why it annoys him.”

The Mukono Municipality MP also questioned why the Party President didn’t address them in a better form other than governing the political party in press conferences, arguing that his style of administration is bad style and there is need for him to act like a true administrator.

“We are also aware that some people are like pumpkins, they are green outside but yellow in inside. There will no way the pumpkins will love the watermelons because their colour inside is different, we only share the colour outside. So we aren’t intimidated,” Nambooze argued.

She added; “We are ready to go before the disciplinary committee, we are even ready to leave DP at the moment, we shall concentrate on the bigger picture of liberating Uganda and after Uganda is liberated, we shall go back to DP as heroes because we have realized that we need to liberate Uganda in order to liberate DP from the pumpkins.”

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