DP President, Norbert Mao, says reconciliation talks with the breakaway faction led by Kampala Mayor, Erias Lukwago, have so far failed to yield fruit because of conditions set by Lukwago.
Mao, while giving his report on the state of DP in 2015, said that Lukwago and his supporters demanded that key positions be reserved for some of them in the DP’s National Executive Committee.
“I called them comedians the other day, they are now doing what they do best,” he said in reference to Lukwago’s rally held in Wobulenzi Luweero district.
“Erias Lukwago and his group are just a bunch of clowns,” Mao said once more insulting the Lord Mayor who he called Satan, a frog, etc last time.
Mao says he is unable to accept the demands made by Luwkago group because it would mean compromising the supreme law of the party, its Constitution.
He, however, acknowledged that he was still interested in reconciliation talks with Lukwago and hopes they can get over their differences for the sake of the unity of the DP party.
Campaigns for top positions in DP are set kicked off last evening after the delegates had had their late lunch.
Mao also declared his intentions to run for a second term in office.
“I was quiet ill earlier this year but God has rescued me from the grave,” Mao said.
“I am now ready to serve the party.”
The party pushed on and held a Delegates Conference at a resort along Entebbe Road in defiance of a call to postpone it by Lukwago’s faction.