Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has urged the party candidate for Busia District LC5 by-election,Hasubi Deo Njoki, not to accept the government appointment to the Uganda Human Rights Commission, or either loose Party membership.
Mr Njoki, was fronted by all the Opposition parties to run for the post letting down three FDC Interested members after they chose agreed to front only one one opposition candidate , However Njoki yesterday Evening published an endorsed letter by the Speaker of Parliament notifying him of his election to the Human Right Commission where he had earlier applied to serve.
But Mr Mao, in a tweet on Monday, said Njoki risks losing his position in the party should he take up the position.
Mao said the development, which comes only two weeks to polling day, is nothing short of intrigue. He stated that for Njoki to consider the appointment by government would be “treachery”.
Mr Njoki on Monday evening denied quitting the race and explained that his letter was only informing his party about the government job.
Busia District seat fell vacant in May, 2018 after Court of Appeal in Mbale District threw out Mr Ouma Adea on grounds that had been convicted of corruption in 2013.