Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has blamed Uganda People’s Congress [UPC]’s “untimely death” on the power of the ruling party, NRM’s indoctrination.
Nambooze was Friday speaking at the 62nd anniversary of Democratic Party presided over by party president Norbert Mao at Nkumba primary school play grounds along Entebbe road located in Katabi town council, Wakiso district.
The celebrations included community work and parade for members—it was a green and white affair.
Speaking about the event, Nambooze said a political Party can’t survive for 62 years in Africa out of power without a strong ideology.
She said DP had put aside differences and celebrated the survival of its fore father’s (mother’s) dream.
She accused the ruling party of trying to sow discord and tear apart DP the same way they have destroyed UPC through brainwashing.
While FDC former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, Kampala Mayor Erias ukwago, party secretary for Mobilisation Indrid Turinawe, Party Treasurer General, Geoffrey Ekanya and Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana were blocked from parallel independence fete at Katwe Grounds in Kampala and arrested, UPC celebrated their independence in Lira while the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government had their national celebrations in Luuka District.
Nambooze faulted UPC party for accepting NRM indoctrination saying this will soon lead to the final collapse of UPC as a party.
She termed NRM a “divided party and a party of bloodshed” saying DP doesn’t believe in blood as a tool to getting into power.
“The recent divisions in DP were planned by NRM with an intention of weakening the party but they failed.”
Nambooze argued that celebrating 62 years of rising power without turning back is a sign of democracy.