TDA Decides Lukwago's Fate on Monday Top story

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The chairperson of The Democratic Alliance Campaign Strategy and Coordination committee, Asuman Basalirwa this afternoon told journalists at the TDA offices in Naguru, that the Monday TDA summit will take a decision on a petition by Lukwago and formally write to him.

The Democratic Alliance summit meeting sitting next week on Monday is set to discuss and decide on a petition by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago's platform for Truth and Justice (TJ), URN has learnt.

The chairperson of TDA's Campaign Strategy and Coordination committee, Asuman Basalirwa Friday afternoon told journalists at the TDA offices in Naguru, that the Monday TDA summit will take a decision on the petition and formally write to Lukwago.

This followed Erias Lukwago's visit to the TDA offices in Naguru Friday afternoon.  Lukwago was in the company of former presidential aspirant Samuel Lubega, MPs Moses Kasibante, Ssebuliba Mutumba, among others.

A month ago after falling out with the current Democratic Party (DP) leadership of Norbert Mao, Erias Lukwago wrote to TDA requesting for admission of his TJ platform. Mao has said DP will withdraw its participation in TDA if Lukwago's pressure group is admitted.

However since then, TDA has never come out clearly on the matter and some TDA members noting that the TDA's Reconciliation Committee was interested in reconciling Mao and Lukwago since DP is also a member of the coalition. 

Lukwago told journalists that he was interested in joining the coalition under the TJ platform and to take part in what he described as "dismantling President Museveni's dictatorship". 

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Despite the pending TDA summit meeting, Lukwago picked nomination forms from TDA for all levels in a bid to field joint candidates.

Asuman Basalirwa said that once the TDA summit considers Lukwago's application, they will consider adjusting their deadlines to accommodate TJ candidates.

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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.