KAMPALA – The Democratic Party (DP) has distanced itself from claims by Party Vice President Fred Mukasa Mbidde that his boss Norbert Mao allowed him to support National Unity Platform’s Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi – Bobi Wine ahead of 2021 general elections.
On Monday, Mbidde, who is also a Member of Parliament representing Uganda at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) said while launching his campaign program for the position of Member of Parliament for Nyendo-Mukungwe in Masaka City that Mao had allowed him to support Kyagulanyi.
“I talked to my boss the President General of the Democratic Party (DP), Norbert Mao and I requested him to allow me to campaign for the National Unity Platform (NUP)’s presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and he accepted,” Mbidde said.
However, addressing the party’s weekly press briefing at the DP headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday, Ritah Daisy Nakyanzi, the party deputy spokesperson said it is a duty of any party member to back the party candidates noting that any party member that doesn’t do this undermines the unity and solidarity of the institution.
She said the party’s National Executive Committee will sit and decide on what to do for such errant party members.