FDC Youths Want Besigye Out of Alliance

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The Democratic Alliance Summit is currently holed up in a closed retreat at Royal Suites Hotel in Bugolobi to reach consensus on a joint presidential candidate.

A group of Forum for Democratic Change-FDC youths supporters led by Odongo Otto, the Aruu County Member of Parliament has stormed The Democratic Alliance Summit to demand the withdrawal of Kizza Besigye from the Alliance.
 
 

The Democratic Alliance Summit is currently holed up in a closed retreat at Royal Suites Hotel in Bugolobi to reach consensus on a joint presidential candidate. 




Besigye is one of the candidates vying for election as the joint opposition candidate under The Democratic Alliance following his election as the FDC flag bearer.
 
 
The others include Nobert Mao, former Vice president professor Gilbert Bukenya and ex-Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. 
 
 
However, this afternoon some FDC youths supporters broke into conference room 3 protesting Besigye's participation in The Democratic Alliance saying it is a sham. 

They were accompanied by other FDC MPs including Jack Sabiiti, William Nzonghu, Patrick Amuriat Oboi and former FDC Spokesperson John Kikonyogo. 
 
 
The Youths, who were armed with placards and chanted slogans in praise of Besigye and songs bashing TDA, demanded that Besigye withdrawals from the joint presidential candidate's race.
 
 
 "TDA danger", "We want reforms not TDA, Dr. Get Out of TDA", "Godber Tumushabe is a business man" and others," read one of the placards. They managed to pull Besigye and the TDA Spokesperson Wafula Oguttu out of the Summit and led them to their party offices in Naguru. 
 
  
Geoffrey Ekanya, the chairman Team Besigye noted that the youth were concerned by the media reports indicating that Amama Mbabazi was the forerunner in the TDA race.
 
 
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Recently, ran a story showing the TDA Candidates Selection Committee has recommended Mbabazi as the best candidate. 

The same report also recommended that Kizza Besigye, Norbert Mao and Gilbert Bukenya form the campaign team of Mbabazi.       

 

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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.