Democratic Party to take tough disciplinary measures against Hon. Nambooze for misleading party members in violating party rules.

Mukono Municipality legislator and Democratic Party President in Buganda region Betty Nambooze says she will not give up on her intentions to revive the party by holding party gatherings.

Adressing a press conference from her home in Mukono, Nambooze announced another meeting slated for next week but said that the new venue will be announced on Monday.

She blamed the party president Norbert Mao for the violence and commotion at Nsambya.

In the same news conference Kampala city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago appealed to the party president to come up with a public apology for everything he says has gone wrong.

Nambooze and the other DP members were arrested as they planned to go ahead with a meeting for Buganda DP delegates at Nsambya Sharing Hall in Kampala.

Other people arrested included Kampala Central councillor, Mr Moses Katabu and three other members of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD); Andrew Mugonza, Charles Waswa and Robison Kijjambu.

According to Regional Police commander, Geoffrey Kaheebwa, Nambooze and the others were not allowed to proceed with their meeting because they had not followed the proper legal procedures for organising a large public function.

This followed a directive by the party president, Mr Nobert Mao stopping Ms Nambooze from holding the meeting, saying it was contrary to the party constitution.

In letter dated March 20, 2017 to Ms Nambooze, Mr Mao said the party laws give him powers to ensure that party officials perform their duties efficiently, but in accordance with the party constitution and policies.

According to Mr Mao, the purported meeting is being convened contrary to the party constitution and a standing resolution of the National Executive Meeting (NEC), which requires regional leaders to coordinate their programmes with NEC and get prior approval.

After a brief detention, Police drove Nambooze back to her home in Mukono district where she addressed a press conference and insisted that she would call another meeting.