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Mbabazi was nominated at around 10:10pm on Friday night under his Go Forward-Pro Change pressure group after assenting to the TDA protocol and Citizens Compact on constitutional and electoral reforms.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has been nominated to contest as a joint opposition presidential candidate under The Democratic Alliance-TDA.

Mbabazi was nominated at around 10:10pm on Friday night under his Go Forward-Pro Change pressure group after assenting to the TDA protocol and Citizens Compact on constitutional and electoral reforms.

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TDA summit Chairperson Fredrick Ssempebwa, TDA Secretariat Coordinator Bishop Zac Niringiye, Justice Forum's (JEEMA) party president Asuman Basaalirwa and PPP Vice president Dick Oduu witnessed Mbabazi signing the TDA protocol. 

Bishop Zac Niringiye, TDA secretariat coordinator welcomed Mbabazi to the Alliance. Mbabzi will face off with other aspirants including FDC's Dr. Kizza Besigye, Norbert Mao and Professor Gilbert Bukenya.

Shortly after his nomination, Mbabazi told journalists that he would continue engaging the TDA summit on some of the issues he had earlier raised on the protocol.

He also noted that his nationwide consultation meetings will continue as scheduled since he has not ceased being a presidential aspirant by signing the TDA protocol.

Mbabazi said although he supports electoral reforms before elections are held, the push for the rule of law is paramount.

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TDA is a loose coalition of opposition political parties, Civil Society and Pressure groups ahead of the 2016 general elections. 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.