Ssebagala: TDA Failed Because It Was Selective Top story

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In short
Former Kampala Mayor, Nasser Ssebagala believes that the collapse of The Democratic Alliance was brought by exclusion of some opposition voices.

The Democratic Alliance collapsed due to failure to include all opposition within the country, former Kampala Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has said.

Weighing in on the recent failure by the alliance to announce a joint candidate for the 2016 general elections, Ssebagala believes that the collapse was brought by the summit's exclusion of many opposition voices, which could have boosted the alliance.

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Ssebagala, who has expressed interest in vying for the presidency in the 2016 general elections, however says it is not too late for the coalition to go back to the drawing board to strategise.

Ssebagala suggests that for the coalition to move forward, it should also hold consensus on naming its potential cabinet in order to give all political parties within the alliance a sense of belonging.

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The Democratic Allaince Summit is expected to convene on Tuesday to iron out some of the grievances that brought on disagreements on naming its joint candidate, and decide on how to move forward now that it has two candidates.


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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.