Norbert Mao is once again contesting to be Democratic Party President inspite of his illness.
In March 2015, Mao took leave of office following his treatment in Kenya.
Although he took sick leave upon the advice of his doctor, he is now back and ready to serve.
He has been President of the Democratic Party since 2010, and he is the Local Council 5 (LC5) Chairman for Gulu District.
He contested against President Yoweri Museveni in the 2011 general elections and lost.
He is facing off against MP Lulume Bayiga, who expressed interest in the position upon Mao’s departure from the scene to take leave.
Bayiga served as the Acting Secretary General of the Democratic Party, from 2007 until 2010.
He is also the Member of Parliament representing Buikwe South Constituency, in Buikwe District.
Meanwhile, over 1000 Democratic Party delegates have reported at Katomi Kingdom Resort, Entebbe for the party’s three day conference.
During the conference, delegates will vote on the party president, regional vice chairpersons and secretary general.
The delegates also hope to resolve internal party wrangles that are threatening to tear it apart.
There are presently two major factions that pay allegiance to either president, Norbert Mao, or Kampala Mayor, Erias Lukwago.