BY KATAMU NEDINANI
The Democratic Party (DP) is set to replace Party Chief Whip in Parliament, Joseph Ssewungu and the party’s spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande, immediately.
This has been revealed by party secretary General Gerald Seranda, after the dual opted to join National Unity Platform (NUP) headed by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Several other Democratic Party bigwigs under the DP Block including Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, Medard Sseggona of Busiro East and Mathias Mpuuga Masaka Municipality have all crossed to National Unity Platform (NUP) headed by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West), Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North) Wakiso District chairman Mathias Lwanga Bwanika, Michael Mabikke, DP spokesperson Kenneth Kakande and Democratic Party Chief Mobiliser Jose Chameleon have also defected the DP.
The group that also included Muwanga Kivumbi, Robinah Ssentongo, Veronica Namaganda and Florence Namayanja all DP Members of Parliament was unveiled at the party Headquarters in Kamwokya on Thursday.
The exodus to the new party includes a list of Municipal Mayors and Lord Councilors.
Welcoming the group, Bobi Wine warned members against detractors and self-seekers who may want to disorganize their political agenda to achieve their desired democratic change of government.
He added that this is just the beginning of the party’s plan to become the biggest opposition party in the country.