TDA Summit Meet On Mbabazi, Besigye Flops

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The Democratic Alliance Summit meeting that convened Friday to conclude the matter of the two presidential aspirants, Dr. Kizza Besigye and former Premier Amama Mbabazi could not reach a decision due to lack of quorum.

The Democratic Alliance Summit meeting that convened Friday to conclude negotiations on how to handle the candidature of the two presidential aspirants, Dr. Kizza Besigye and former Premier Amama Mbabazi has flopped. 

The spokesperson of the Alliance, Wafula Oguttu told journalists at their offices in Naguru that the Summit meeting chaired by Prof. Fredrick Ssempebwa, did not make any headway with the negotiations due to lack of quorum.

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Both Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi did not turn up for the meeting and according to Oguttu, they had other engagements. Democratic Party President Norbert Mao, Pressure for National Unity leader Prof. Gilbert Bukenya were also absent.

Justice Forum (JEEMA) president Asuman Basalirwa said the meeting agreed that the parties maintain cooperation and continue working together, since the objectives of the alliance were beyond having a joint presidential candidate.

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Forum for Democratic Change National Chairman, Wasswa Birigwa noted that they however managed to discuss a number of issues despite absence of quorum. 

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Recently, The Democratic Alliance Summit failed to reach consensus between the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and Forum for Democratic Change for a joint presidential flag bearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye. The Alliance is now looking for ways of managing the two presidential hopefuls.

 

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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.