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DP’s Mao takes over Ipod leadership  

Akena (L) hands over instruments of power to Mao

Akena (L) hands over instruments of power to Mao

Democratic Party (DP) president Norbert Mao has taken over the chairmanship of the Inter-party Organization for Dialogue (Ipod). Mao took over from Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Jimmy Akena, ahead of the 2019 Ipod Summit to be held later this year.

The changes were announced at a media briefing at Protea Kampala hotel in the presence of representatives from other Ipod party members, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Justice Forum (JEEMA) and the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Akena while handing over, said consultative meetings have been held by the Ipod council leading to the first ever Summit of Leaders in December 2018 where the presidents of DP, JEEMA, NRM and UPC met to adopt a four-point agenda committing their respective parties to work together to strengthen political parties.

“During the meeting, we agreed to promote constitutionalism and the rule of law, inclusion of women and youth in politics and work together on constitutional and electoral reforms to strengthen democratic governance in Uganda,” he said.

As the incoming chairman of Ipod, Mao is expected to chair the upcoming summit as the DP secretary general Gerald Black Siranda chairs the Ipod council. Frank Rusa, executive secretary of Ipod said, Mao’s leadership comes at a critical point in Uganda considering that some political parties have already declared candidates for the 2021 polls, calling out for the need to work together more than ever in the political space ahead of the elections.

“My hope is that these organs realise that only by working together to achieve one common goal, which is ultimately a fully functional and democratic Uganda will the country move forward. So, there is a need to unite, now more than ever,” Rusa said.

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+1 #1 kabayekka 2019-03-26 19:16
This is a Uganda political party alliance that keeps failing since 1966 when the UPC decided to go it alone in running the affairs of this country.

Since then, the DP political party continuously digs a hole of democracy and then afterwards falls in it!
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+1 #2 Akot 2019-03-26 19:44
So, opposition leaders dialoque among themselves while Museveni has no opposition to his 34+++ year rule, even when he has made it clear it's him & no other to rule, has Ugandans handing him tax money in peace?

What would UNITY of opposition, then them calling tribal leadetrs to bring down the tribalistic system to give chance to UNITY OF ALL, cost?

Funny, Dr Obote's son has no memories his father sang Ugandans to UNITY!

Why do these still call themselves opposition leaders & opposing who?

DP doesn't recall P. Semogerere walked out of Museveni the moment he saw the demon didn't come for Ugandans!

The only decent thing for opposition to do, as they won't merger to form 1 body, is to dissolve & stop giving fales hope to Ugandans as non will ever replace chief tribal leader Museveni who has no challenge, but just a divided powerless opposition/people who will NEVER throw him out!
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0 #3 Akot 2019-03-26 19:54
[“these organs realise that only by working together to achieve one common goal, which is ultimately a fully functional and democratic Uganda will the country move forward. So, there is a need to unite, now more than ever,” Rusa said.

So,

Why are there still +1 opposition parties/leaders wasting time dialoquing among themselves, in stead of just 1 body-l opposition leader, rallying Ugandans for common cause to ensure Ugandans get change & then start building the democracy they want?

With what we are told here, Museveni is safe in place!

Algerian army is helping the people by using constitution to ensure Boutefika is rendered unfit!

But, Uganda just need to bring down the tribalistic system then UNITY; but there is no leadership, no alternative to Museveni!
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