Mbabazi, Besigye Discuss 2016 Presidential Race in UK

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A statement from The Democratic Alliance-TDA says Mbabazi and Besigye met for two days under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation as a continuation of their discussions previously held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Foroum for Democratic Change Party Presidential candidate and his rival Amama Mbabazi have met in United Kingdom to discuss strategies of winning the 2016 polls. A statement from The Democratic Alliance-TDA says Mbabazi and Besigye met for two days under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation as a continuation of their discussions previously held in Nairobi, Kenya.
 


"We have made substantial progress in preparations for the 2016 general elections, we will subsequently report to our respective political structures so as to complete the arrangements guaranteeing our success in the presidential elections", reads part of  the joint press statement issued by the two presidential contenders.
 

Recently, TDA officials led by Dr. Olara Otunu, the Uganda People's Congress president met Raila Oginga Odinga, the leader of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) in Nairobi Kenya to discuss how to manage Besigye and Mbabazi's campaigns.  They also discussed the 2016 elections and the Electoral Commission.

 
Bishop Zac Niringiye, the Director TDA Secretariat told URN that they sought to tap into Kenya's rich experience with alliances by consulting and comparing notes with political leaders in the East African region.  Despite this, Mbabazi and Besigye didn't agree on a single candidate, which is seen as the best option for TDA to win the 2016 presidential race. They then agreed that the two presidential aspirants continue talking towards agreeing on a single candidate.   

 
                                                                       

 

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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.