DP leaders split over selection of EALA candidate

A row has erupted among top leaders of the opposition Democratic Party over the selection of party candidates for the forthcoming East African Legislative Assembly elections. The row pits DP president Norbert Mao and the National Chairman Mohamed Baswale Kezaala.This follows a decision by the party National Executive committee to endorse Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the incumbent as the DP candidate for EALA without going through primaries.
According to Kezaala ring-fencing party positions is against the DP constitution but Mao claims that party agreed to exclude their MPs from party primaries.

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