The Democratic Party (DP) president general Norbert Mao has said that members of the party who were appointed in FDC strongman Dr Kizza Besigye’s people government need to decide on whether they still have interest in the party.
Mao was speaking during a weekly press briefing on Tuesday at the party offices in Kampala.
According to Mao, the said people government is only aimed at disorganising other opposition parties and has so far fetched members from the Democratic Party.
Mao reiterated he is fed up of members who keep flip-flopping from DP to FDC, urging them to decide once and for all.
“We are tired of people who are just standing in the door to stop those who want to enter. It’s now time for decisions to be made to push them out. We do not want water melons in the party.”
This comes after Dr Besigye last week unveiled members for the new established cabinet termed as ‘’People’s Government Cabinet Assembly’ where he appointed the Lord Mayor for Kampala Erias Lukwago as the Deputy president and the Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke appointed the information minister, both being members of the DP.
Mao said that he would have made the decision by himself but he has to follow the party constitution.
“This week the National council will hold a meeting and discuss about this matter.”
When asked if they were consulted by Dr. Besigye before making the appointments, Mao said “this one has not been discussed anywhere.”
While appearing on NBS TV after the appointments, Mukono legislator Betty Nambooze said Dr Besigye had consulted different opposition parties before unveiling his cabinet.
The party also hinted about the preparations for the Busoga reunion scheduled Wednesday in Jinja.
Mao showed dissatisfaction with the Jinja area police claiming they have frustrated the preparations including impounding two pick trucks that were delivering public address systems.
“We have done everything were supposed to do and the police head quarters allowed us to proceed but the area police want to stop us.”
He said that this will not stop them from having the reunion because they know they are on the right track.