Election 2016

EXCLUSIVE: TDA Implodes as Mafia Cult Backs Mbabazi Against Besigye

Mbabazi and Besigye with Hon Okello Okello at TDA headquarters in Kampala last week

President Yoweri Museveni has assured King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru of Tooro Kingdom that government will continue supporting him in all endeavors to promote unity, prescription http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-product-functions.php peace and development in the Kingdom.

He said Government had a clear understanding of the leadership of Tooro Kingdom as per the mandate of the people of Tooro and the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

“I am gratified to note that since the restoration of the cultural institution in Tooro 20 years ago, unhealthy http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/main.php the NRM government has enjoyed cordial and a healthy relationship with your kingdom, abortion ” Museveni said.

President Museveni’s message was delivered by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who represented him at the 20th coronation anniversary of King Oyo at Karuzika palace in Fort Portal in Kabarole district on Saturday.

“On behalf of Government of Uganda, I congratulate your majesty King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV upon the 20th coronation anniversary celebrations today,” the President said.

Museveni thanked the people of Tooro for supporting government development programmes and entrusting NRM with the responsibility of leading the country.

He said the restoration of Kingdoms by the NRM government was in recognition of the critical role Kingdoms play in national development and transformation.

The theme for this year’s empango celebrations was “utilizing natural resources to enhance wealth creation in a bid to improve people’s welfare in conjunction with the central government”

The President said government was investing in building sound infrastructure such as roads, railways, and power plants to unlock the potential of harnessing the country’s resources.

He urged the people of Tooro to take advantage of these investments by setting up businesses to create wealth and improve livelihoods.

The President said there were many tourist attractions in the Kingdom which should be explored and harnessed, adding that people should also be encouraged to form savings and credit co-operatives societies (SACCOs) for purposes of promoting the saving culture.

Regarding the demand for the return of Tooro Kingdom properties, Rugunda said the Attorney General was in the process of verifying the claimed properties.

The President contributed 50 million shillings towards the 20th Empago celebrations.

The Minister for Local Government Adolf Mwesige said King Oyo was the undisputed King of Tooro recognized the NRM Government and the Constitution of Uganda, warning that those trying to claim the throne should slow down on their demands.

King Oyo in his remarks congratulated the People of Tooro upon the 20th Empango celebrations and saluted President Museveni for loving the people of Tooro and effectively leading the country.

He reiterated the demand for the return of the Kingdom properties from the central Government, urging his subjects to embrace government programmes to improve their household incomes.

The King gave the Kasagama achievement award to special people including President Museveni for contribution greatly towards the development of the Kingdom.

He directed his Kingdom officials to focus on addressing the grievances by the Kingdom Princes and Princesses.

The Tooro Kingdom Prime Minister, Bernard Tungwako highlighted the projects which the Tooro Kingdom was planning to implement such as building vocational schools, hotels, small scale industries and a museum to preserve the Tooro cultural values.

Also present were representatives from the various Kingdoms including Buganda, Bunyoro, Rwenzururu, Ankole, Bwamba, and Swaziland.
For the first time in the history of post-independence Uganda, cialis 40mg http://conceive.ca/wp-includes/media-template.php an opposition-leaning alliance of political and pressure groups is on the brink of fronting a member of the ruling party to oust a member of the ruling party.

In short, capsule http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar%202/src/deprecated/tribesettings.php The Democratic Alliance intends to support the presidential candidature of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, who maintains his membership to the ruling NRM party, against the traditional opposition strongman, Dr Kizza Besigye.

This means that opposition parties like FDC, DP, UPC and Jeema will take to the grassroots to convince people to support an NRM official for presidency in 2016.

In light of these fresh revelations, Jack Sabiiti, the Rukiga County MP and strong ally of Dr Besigye, has petitioned FDC seeking a review of the party’s membership to TDA.

FDC have responded by calling an emergency NEC meeting at Najjanankumbi on Tuesday this week to discuss whether TDA’s contradictions and unreliable leadership of what an official described as a ‘mafia cult’ is what the party needs to secure an election victory in 2016.

Sources told ChimpReports that the TDA Cult is led by Zac Niringiye who is fronting Mbabazi to take over as the joint flag-bearer in the 2016 elections.

“I can assure you that TDA is going to collapse on Tuesday. We are going to withdraw our membership to that cult of political mafia,” said an enraged top FDC official who said he realised that TDA’s roadmap is being manipulated to favour Mbabazi.

Last week, Besigye warned TDA that he would not tolerate the abuse of the alliance’s principles and guidelines.

This followed Mbabazi’s failure to return his nomination forms to stand as TDA’s joint flag-bearer on time.

All TDA flag-bearer candidates were expected to hand in their nomination documents by Thursday at 4:00pm. Mbabazi did not hit this deadline.

It was irregularly postponed to Friday at midday.

This never materialised with Mbabazi appearing at TDA at 2:00pm and returning late in the night for nomination.

When journalists questioned TDA’s commitment to implementing its own rules, FDC chairman, Wasswa Biriggwa attempted to sugar-coat the matter only to be silenced by Besigye.

The bending of rules to favour Mbabazi angered Besigye and other political leaders who suggested that the alliance was exhibiting double standards.

“Mbabazi’s delay to return forms is a total disrespect to TDA,” said Besigye while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Friday.

“I expressed my concern yesterday. You all well know that the first time Mbabazi appeared at TDA was actually also my first time. He was present in the meeting when the TDA timeline was clearly stated. He knew when the closing date would be but he did take action until the last hour,” added Besigye.

“Mbabazi programmed himself which indeed was disrespectful of the TDA programme.”

Lukwago

While several analysts could argue that FDC fears that their candidate Besigye is being sidelined, impeached Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago has also raised concerns about the viability of TDA.

Lukwago’s supporters last week condemned TDA’s failure to include their Truth and Justice Platform (TJP) pressure group.

“We took a decision that I should come as leader to ascertain what is going on. We have been patient at all they have been doing,” Lukwago explained.

TJP made an application to be part of TDA a few months ago but has not received a response to date despite Lukwago being a formidable opponent of President Museveni with a huge following in the city.

TDA official Asuman Basalirwa said TDA would have “to see how we can work out to include them in the program,” adding, “This is a wakeup call to us as the TDA summit.”

 Way forward

A top FDC official wondered how TDA can claim to fight for electoral reforms to secure free and fair elections in 2016 when it cannot observe its own rules.

“Where will TDA derive the moral authority to speak out against electoral malpractices when itself is engaged in manipulating its rules to favour candidates in the collation’s internal elections?” he exclaimed.

“Imagine FDC, which has been opposing government policies for all this long, going to the villages to tell voters that it is now supporting an NRM member (Mbabazi) for presidency. People will think we are going crazy,” he added.

Officials, who spoke to us on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely, said Niringiye wants Mbabazi “because they expect him to bring a lot of money in the campaigns.”

They also contend that Besigye’s strength cannot be compared with Mbabazi’s crowds at only three rallies.

Sources further said Mbabazi cannot be trusted to lead the opposition coalition since many hope for a change of heart to reconcile with President Museveni.

“Since he has refused to denounce NRM, there is a possibility that Mbabazi can mend ties with Museveni during the campaign period thus throwing the opposition under the bus. And because it will be his name and that of Museveni on the ballot paper, the president would win the election unopposed.”

Fire

Kahemba Babi, a prominent FDC youth activist was explicit.

He demanded that Bishop Zac and TDA policy analyst Godber Tumushabe must step out of TDA.

“This is not the right time for you to make money and deals for your own benefit at the cost of suffering Ugandans who are yearning for change and democracy in their country,” Kahemba blasted the duo.

“We shall not allow you people to disguise as eminent people then kill the struggle that is getting this ripe. Stop your games or go and play them in church or somewhere else not in this struggle where people are shading blood,” he added.

“What deal did you have in nominating someone at 10:00pm in the night? What game did you have in travelling to as far as Mbale to beg someone to come and be part of TDA out of your wish not his will?”

Transitional government

TDA intended to reveal its joint candidate today Monday only to postpone over disagreements on the formation of a transitional government after winning the election.

Mbabazi reportedly told TDA that he signed the protocol on condition that the section of forming a transitional government is deleted.

This has led to sharp disagreements within TDA.

Kahemba expressed surprise that “The very person who was dragged to sign the protocol at night and submit his nominations an hour to midnight after closure of nominations earlier by midday” can give conditions to an alliance.

“Then he gives another condition that if the section of forming a transitional government isn’t deleted by the summit he threatens a walk out of TDA. Someone agrees to bend all such rules in favour of an individual and you think we have a competent TDA and everything is ok?”

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