TDA Has No Policy On Dissenters

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The Coordinator of The Democratic Alliance Secretariat, Bishop Zac Niringiye told URN in an interview that the Alliance only has a draft dispute resolutions policy, which has also not been approved.

The Democratic Alliance has no policy or process on discipline that can be used in case a member drops out of the alliance or misbehaves.
  
The Director of the Secretariat, Bishop Zac Niringiye told URN in an interview that the Alliance has only a draft dispute resolutions policy, which has also not been approved. 
 
In response to all the divergent voices within The Democratic Alliance member political parties, Niringiye says the alliance was never meant to stop divergent voices, but rather to be a platform where different voices are amplified into one significant voice.

According to Niringiye, cultivation of unity within the alliance was still work in progress by the Summit, and adds that it is even much harder after the failure to generate consensus on a joint presidential candidate. 

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For the past few weeks, there have been divergent voices from different party members whose political parties are signatories to The Democratic Alliance protocol. Some of these demanded for the withdrawal of their members from the alliance's process and others describing it as a sham. 

Recently, a section of FDC youth allegedly in support of Dr. Kizza Besigye's presidential bid stormed the alliance Summit retreat at Royal Suites in Bugolobi demanding for Besigye's withdrawal from the alliance. 

 

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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.