Democratic Party (DP) leaders in Masaka District have suspended their district party chairperson, Mr. Fred Mukasa Mbidde, accusing him of incompetence and failure to convene meetings.
During a meeting at Patel Shamij hall in Masaka Town on Saturday, party members including parish, sub-county, and constituency DP leaders accused Mr. Mbidde of fueling chaos in the party and hobnobbing with members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).
“Effective today February 22, 2020, Mr. Fred Mukasa Mbidde is no longer the chairperson of Masaka District DP branch, district delegates who elected him have withdrawn the authority until further notice,” Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja said amid clapping and cheering from other party members.
She also declared her intention to contest for the district DP chairperson seat.
The same meeting was also attended by DP legal advisor Samuel Muyizi, MPs Joseph Ssewungu (Kalungu West), Robinah Ssentongo (Woman Kyotera District), Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County), DP bloc member Dr. Abed Bwanika and the suspended party national organizing secretary Sulaiman Kidandala.
Mr. Kidandala said during the meeting that he is still the substantive organizing secretary and is currently traversing the country to oversee the ongoing internal grass-root party elections.