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Democratic Party is one of the opposition parties that endorsed Mbabazis candidature under The Democratic Alliance-TDA.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is scheduled to meet the Democratic Party National Executive Committee mid this month to discuss his campaign strategy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Masaka Tropical Inn between 16th and 18th October. It is meant to develop strategies for Mbabazi to win the 2016 polls using DP structures. Democratic Party is one of the opposition parties that endorsed Mbabazi's candidature under The Democratic Alliance-TDA. 

The others are Justice Forum (JEEMA), Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), Peoples' Progressive Party (PPP), Uganda Peoples' Congress (UPC) and Pressure for National Unity (PNU).
 

Kenneth Paul Kakande, the DP spokesperson says during the retreat their expect Mbabazi among other things to present his plan for representing other political parties as their presidential candidate in 2016.
 

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However, Josephine Nkangi, the spokesperson of the Go-Forward Pressure Group told URN in a phone interview that she was not aware of any planned meeting between Mbabazi and DP leaders.
 
 
She however, acknowledged that Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party president has been holding several meetings with Mbabazi over the same issue but couldn't confirm when it is expected to take place. Over the weekend Mao launched a mobilisation campaign for Mbabazi in Northern Uganda.
 
 
Last month, The Democratic Alliance failed to select a joint a presidential as provided for in the TDA Protocol. 
 
Subsequently, the Democratic Party (DP), Justice Forum (JEEMA), Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), Peoples' Progressive Party (PPP), Uganda Peoples' Congress (UPC), Pressure for National Unity (PNU) and eminent persons and Go-Forward endorsed Mbabazi as their preferred presidential candidate. 
 
The Conservative Party (CP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) chose Dr. Kizza Besigye as their presidential candidate.