Mao Appeals To Mbabazi, Besigye On UK Talks

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Democratic Party president, Norbert Mao says presidential aspirants Amama Mbabazi and Dr. Kizza Besigye should reach a common ground in the UK talks.

Democratic Party (DP) President, Norbert Mao has appealed to Amama Mbabazi and Dr. Kizza Besigye to reach a common ground in their London talks. 

Mao says the success of Kofi Annan Foundation talks especially in Kenya, provides hope that the two opposition leaders can reach a consensus.
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Mao on Tuesday told journalists at the DP offices in Kampala that the two should drop personal ambitions and focus on the suffering Ugandans. 
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Mao is however concerned that failure by The Democratic Alliance to agree on a joint candidate has lowered the energy level of the voters. 

On Friday last week, Besigye and Mbabazi met in London, UK and continued talks on the 2016 elections. 

Besigye and Mbabazi's meeting is a continuation of the discussions previously held in Nairobi, Kenya with Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga.

In a joint press statement on Monday, the two presidential hopefuls reported they had made substantial progress in preparations for the 2016 general elections.
According to Mao, Mbabazi is expected to brief the leaders of the political parties and groups that backed his candidature under The Democratic Alliance on Thursday.


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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.