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Opposition Nervous about Amuru By-election

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hospital geneva; font-size: small;”>Reaffirming the parties’ determination to employ the “Luweero formula” (which saw Brenda Nabukenya floor NRM’s Rebecca Nalwanga), Democratic President Norbert Mao has Monday morning projected a tougher challenge in Amuru.

Speaking at an opposition joint press conference, Mao said, “Amuru is going to be an important test of our capacity to agree on processes and see them through.”

Four main opposition parties DP, UPC, CP and FDC have already expressed interest to field contestants.

Muntu noted further that the Amuru contest may not be as smooth as was the case in Luweero.

“In Luweero it was almost obvious because our candidate was the incumbent and there was a clear consensus by the local party leadership to front Nabukenya as the sole candidate,” he noted.

The process of selecting the opposition flag bearer, Mao said, started two weeks ago with consultation between top party leaders and local leadership.

The team on the ground, he said, has been entrusted with the whole responsibility of picking the most suitable candidate who will be supported by the rest of the opposition.

“Unlike in Luweero, we want to see a more democratic process in picking one person who will represent us. We want a pluralist democratic process that will facilitate healthy internal competition,” he noted.

The name of the single candidate that will represent the united opposition, Mao said, would be revealed in the next two weeks.

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