By; Olivia Nabaggala
4th Dec 2018
The Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has reiterated its earlier position of not participating in the IPOD summit with National Resistance Movement (NRM) to discuss the way forward for Uganda, accusing the ruling party for not respecting constitutionalism.
The party Spokesperson Kenneth Paul Kakande presented to the media examples of violation of the electoral laws citing the disqualification of their own Busia district by-election flag bearer Deo Hasubi Njoki by the Electoral Commission (EC) on grounds of irregularities.
The DP’s Njoki was disqualified along with Paul Boniface Oguttu of the ruling NRM party and later announced an independent Geoffrey Wandera as the new chairman for the district.
Kakande however accused the EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama of aiding such unprofessional service that is detrimental to the democratic process in this country.
Kakande is also not convinced with the purported membership to the constitutional review commission saying it is aimed at serving individual interests than those of Ugandans.