BUKOMANSIMBi – About five Democratic Party councilors in Bukomansimbi North Constituency are facing dismissal from the party for supporting State Minister for Youth and Children Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.
According to Mr. Joseph Kamuli, one of the DP leaders in Bukomansimbi, the five embattled councilors are accused of canvassing for support for Ms. Nakiwala in various parts of Bukomansimbi without permission from the party.
These include; Milly Namirembe who represents women in Bukomansimbi North, Andrew Kigozi the DP secretary in Bukomansimbi North, John Bosco Kasenge, DP spokesperson, Isaac Lwanga, the councilor representing Butenga Sub-county at the district and Holix Yiga.
“Ms. Nakiwala is no longer a DP member and that is the reason why she attended the ruling NRM MPs retreat in Kyankwanzi last week,” he said on Monday.
However, Mr Kisenge, one of the councilors, said those who threaten them with dismissal fear their mobilization skills in the event that Ms. Nakiwala plans to contest against Bukomansimbi District Woman MP Veronica Nanyondo. “We all know that Ms. Nakiwala can perform better than Ms. Nanyondo in Parliament. She has caused divisions amongst us and there is no way we can support her in the next parliamentary elections,” he said.
In 2016, Democratic Party president Norbert Mao said the party would not back the former Kampala woman Member of Parliament hopeful Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi for President Yoweri Museveni’s new cabinet appointment.
“If Hon. Nakiwala decides to join Museveni’s new cabinet, she does it on her own behalf and interest, and not as a DP member although is still a party member until further notice,” Mr. Mao said.
He said President Museveni is not a person worth working for on claims that he never appreciates.
“We have had a very bad experience with those relations. Basing on what happened after the liberation war in 1986 in the gentleman agreement where DP members like John Ssebaana Kizito, Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere joined Museveni and gained nothing, we can’t work with him (Museveni) again,” Mao said on Tuesday while addressing the media at the Party head office in Kampala.