The Uganda faction of the Democratic Party (DP) led by Hon. Lulume Bayiga has indicated that it is going to join the loose coalition of Uganda opposition political parties called the Inter-party cooperation (IPC).
At a conference at Christ the King Church in Kampala attended by the former Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Mulwanya Semogerere who recently joined the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Lulume said the Uganda opposition needs a united force to fight a corrupt and dictatorial government of president Museveni.
He says, there are many advantages to a united opposition citing the recent election of Betty Nambooze for the Mukono North by-elections as a result of combined efforts of the opposition under the IPC opposition umbrella organization.
The main stream Democratic Party headed by Nobert Mao resolved in May 2010 not to join the IPC, arguing that the alliance will weaken Uganda opposition.
Bayiga who is the secretary general of the faction says, the DP faction will continue to reconcile with the mainstream DP.
This comes as a blessing to the Uganda opposition which is currently pushing for electoral reforms and the discardment of the current Electoral Commission leadership headed by Badru Kiggundu so as to ensure a free and fair 2011 Uganda general elections.