Mbabazi Accused Of Duping His Campaign Team

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Peter Mayeku, the National Chairperson of the Uganda Federal Alliance-UFA who also sits on TDA U Go-Forward summit confirms that no funds have been issued to the joint candidates. He however, says Mbabazi will support the joint candidates.

Ishaa Otto Amiza, a member of Amama Mbabazi's national campaign task force is bitter with the ex-prime minister for failing to extend financial support to them and the joint candidates.  

 
According to Otto, following the failure by The Democratic Alliance-TDA summit to select a joint presidential candidate, Democratic Party, Uganda People's Congress, Federal Alliance and Justice Forum joined hands with Mbabazi to form TDA (U) Go-Forward Alliance.

 
He says the parties signed a new protocol to guide their relationship, adding that they also discussed funding for the joint candidates. Otto, however says to date, Mbabazi has not given them any funds yet the joint candidates are campaigning for him.
 
 
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Otto accuses Mbabazi of using the politics of deceit like the ruling National Resistance Movement party, which he says betrays the cause for change of leadership in the country.
 

 
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Despite the fact that there is no specific clause in TDA (U) Go-Forward protocol providing for funding for joint candidates, members argue that it was on the issues they considered during the formation of ‘the new alliance. 

 
Peter Mayeku, the National Chairperson of the Uganda Federal Alliance-UFA who also sits on TDA (U) Go-Forward summit confirms that no funds have been issued to the joint candidates. He however, says Mbabazi will support the joint candidates.
 
 
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Michael Mabikke, the spokesperson of TDA (U) Go-Forward, says the joint candidates were expected to finance most of their campaigns before they receive supplementary support. He notes that currently, the TDA (U) Go-Forward Summit is assessing the financial and political strengths of the joint candidates before it can intervene.

 
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