DP Brands members participating in Dr. Besigye’s People’s Front “Political Masqueraders”


The Democratic Party (DP) has branded its “members” who participated in Dr. Kizza Besigye’s People’s Front as masqueraders, self-seekers whose trademark is indiscipline and opportunism once claimed that they had joined the National Unity Platform (NUP) as members of the DP Bloc.

These the party said to include; Kalinge Nyago, Sam Lubega Mukaaku, Sulaiman Kidandala, Kenneth Paul Kakande, Vincent Mayanja, and Christine Ikiria.

The Democratic Party has noted with sadness, concern, and amusement the attempt by some former members purporting to be leaders in Dr. Besigye’s People’s Front and claiming to be representing the DP Bloc,” Okoler Opio Lo Amanu, the party National Publicity Secretary said in a statement.

We warned NUP about them and their disruptive tendencies. Fortunately, NUP distanced itself from them and even denied them their party ticket in the last elections. These are the individuals that undermined any attempt at cooperation between People Power/NUP and DP!” he added

These he said are shamelessly masquerading as representatives of the DP Bloc.

We wish to warn the People’s Front against allowing these individuals to claim any association with the DP Bloc. That would be deceptive and fraudulent. These politically stranded individuals are free to pursue efforts to resuscitate their failing political careers but DP will not allow them to do it at its expense,” he said

DP said that if indeed the People’s Front is honest in the pursuit of its stated objectives then it should take our objections seriously.

These are the kind of manipulative maneuvers that have undermined and continue to undermine the building of a viable coalition of democracy seeking forces that can create the leverage to bring about a democratic transition in Uganda,” the statement reads

We expect that these individuals will be part of the People’s Front in their capacity but certainly not as DP Bloc. Claiming to have DP Bloc without DP is like claiming to have Christianity without Christ!” he said.

To avoid dying in its infancy, like previous similar initiatives, DP advised the People’s Front to form principled alliances and focus beyond the political ambitions of individuals.

DP welcomes the new platform and remains committed to principled cooperation with any formation that is committed to building the post-Museveni Uganda. That task requires putting Uganda first! Indeed, the record shows that the Democratic Party remains the chief proponent and most consistent supporter of principled unity amongst change seekers,” he said.

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