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Forum for Democratic Change has urged members of The Democratic Alliance to refrain from disrespect for the TDA protocol and double standards, or else the party withdraws from the coalition.

Forum for Democratic Change has urged members of The Democratic Alliance to refrain from disrespecting the alliance's protocol and double standards, or else the party withdraws from the coalition. 
 
This was revealed Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi in Kampala during a media conference, following recent speculation that the party had withdrawn from the alliance after it failed to arrive at a joint opposition presidential candidate. 
 
FDC party spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told the media that they will share their discontent with The Democratic Alliance Summit that will convene Tuesday, to determine how the differences between Mbabazi and Besigye will be handled. 
 
Ssemujju accused Norbert Mao and other opposition political parties of usurping the powers of the summit to declare Mbabazi the joint opposition presidential candidate. He says the alliance is not a one man show and that every member has equal say. 
 
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Ssemujju says that the party will also communicate their stand on the aspirants for all other elective posts after the Summit has resolved the uncertainty of the joint opposition presidential candidate. 
 
Last week on Friday, the FDC decided that it will support its flag bearer Dr. Kizza Besigye to run on the party ticket in 2016 presidential race, after the alliance failed to agree on one candidate by consensus. 
 
However, Kenneth Paul Kakande, the Democratic Party spokesperson told URN phone that the allegations of double standards by FDC were not true. 
 
He says that Mao was just publicly expressing his support for Mbabazi which is his right and does not qualify to be called hypocrisy. 
 
Kakande asked FDC to respect the majority will which he says is the kind of democracy that the alliance is fighting to instill in the country. 
 
Ssemujju also dismissed claims that the party had quit the alliance saying that they did not assent to it only for the election of a joint presidential candidate, but also as a platform to push for electoral reforms and respect for the Citizen's Compact. 
 
The party has now started meetings to organise a national campaign team for Besigye as a way of canvassing support for him, with the hope that the public consider him a better candidate.