KAMPALA – The top decision making organ of the Democratic Party (DP), the national executive committee (NEC), will convene today (Tuesday) at their new party headquarters in Rubaga Division, Kampala, to amend the party constitution ahead of the 2021 General Election.
DP president Norbert Mao said top on the agenda of the meeting is creation of a party’s independent electoral commission.
“We want to have election rules, which will provide for appointment of an election committee headed by the chairperson because people have been complaining that we are our own electoral commission,” he told journalists in Kampala yesterday.
Mr Mao added that they are proposing to put every division in Kampala under a party vice president for easy administration.
He added that NEC will also set the date for the party’s national delegates conference, which has been postponed several times.
The meeting comes at a time when the party is divided into two factions; one led by Mr Mao and the other by MPs allied to the party. Currently, majority of the DP legislators are supporting the National Unity Platform party headed by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi wine.
DP chief whip also Kalungu County West MP Joseph Sewungu yesterday said they are not aware about the NEC meeting.
“You cannot have a NEC meeting when the party is divided. It means that chairman Mao is going to hold a meeting on his own and I am sure he cannot raise more than 10 Members of Parliament because majority are disappointed by his actions,” he said in an interview.