Mbabazi Dismisses TDA Bribery Allegations

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Speaking to journalists at the The Democratic Alliance offices in Naguru on Tuesday afternoon, Mbabazi described people accusing him of bribing TDA Summit members to support his 2016 presidential bid as idiots.

Presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi has thrown out any suggestion that he bribed members of the opposition coalition, The Democratic Alliance to support his bid to be its flag bearer. 
Speaking to journalists at the alliance's offices in Naguru on Tuesday afternoon, Mbabazi described people accusing him of bribing Summit members to support his 2016 presidential bid as idiots.
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Mbabazi made the remarks immediately after a The Democratic Alliance Summit meeting in Naguru.  
Last week, The Democratic Alliance Summit failed to reach consensus on either former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi or Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer Dr. Kizza Besigye as a joint presidential candidate.
However, majority parties to the alliance including Democratic Party (DP), Go-Forward, People's Progressive Party (PPP), Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) and Olara Otunnu's Uganda People's Congress (UPC) endorsed the candidature of Amama Mbabazi.
Only Conservative Party (CP) and FDC endorsed the candidature of Dr. Kizza Besigye. 
Following the development, reports alleged that the former Premier Amama Mbabazi had bribed his way in the alliance causing majority parties to back his candidature.   

 

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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.