TDA Puts Gov't on Notice over Electoral Reforms

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TDA Spokesperson Wafula Oguttu in a press briefing at the TDA offices in Naguru said that the alliance is willing to engage in dialogue with the government before September 18th.

The Democratic Alliance (TDA) today gave government an ultimatum of up to September 18th to consider the electoral reforms before they announce their next move.

The Democratic Alliance Spokesperson Wafula Oguttu told journalists  in Kampala that the Alliance is willing to engage in dialogue with the government before September 18th.

The Alliance is demanding for what it called a  genuine dialogue with the government to agree on how the political and electoral reforms as enshrined in the Citizens Compact on the free and fair elections can be implemented ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Oguttu warned that in the event that government remains adamant, the Alliances will in consultation with the citizens agree on and take appropriate actions.

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The Electoral reforms suggested by the Opposition  and Civil Society groups were recently not included in the Constitutional Amendment Bill passed by parliament into law.

The Opposition wanted disbandment of the current Electoral Commission, reinstatement of the Presidential term limits  among others.

 

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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.