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TDA Speaks Out on Bending Rules to Accommodate Mbabazi

Hon Amama Mbabazi with Col Kizza Besigye at the TDA offices in Naguru recently

The Democratic Alliance [TDA] an opposition front created to overthrow the NRM government and President Museveni in the 2016 elections has come out to explain why they bent some of their rules to accommodate former NRM Secretary General Hon Amama Mbabazi.

The TDA had set yesterday September 10 as the deadline for aspiring presidential candidates — from whom a joint candidate shall be picked –to have submitted their nomination forms at the Secretariat in Naguru.

Former Prime Minister who had his forms picked by one of his lawyers Severino Twinobusingye was yet to sign and return them by the deadline.

The TDA however allowed him another 24 hours and today he arrived at the offices for the same exercise. He would also sign the Alliance’s Protocol on Free and Fair Elections before being nominated.

TDA’s acting Summit Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa explained that they allowed Mbabazi extra hours considering what he went through yesterday in Jinja.

Mbabazi was engaged with Police in the previous two days, tadalafil sale http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/content-widget-product.php who foiled two of his rallies in Jinja and Soroti; using teargas and live ammunition to disperse hundreds of his supporters.

“As you well know, approved the deadline was supposed to be yesterday but what took place in Jinja; we had to extend the deadline to today, http://closdescapucins.fr/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php “Birigwa said.

He added that Mbabazi has up to midnight to sign the forms but dismissed claims that they are bending the Alliance rules for the former Prime minister.

“We don’t wait for anybody but we are human beings who take into consideration some things that happen like that of yesterday.”

The TDA’s decision to extend the deadline for Amama Mbabazi has since incensed some of the members including FDC’s flag bearer Col Kizza Besigye who described the former as ‘disrespectful.’

“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 along Entebbe Road 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.

The two bulls were later to meet today at the TDA headquarters in Naguru.

Meanwhile, Amama Mbabazi while addressing the press today decried the manner in which police handled his rallies in the eastern part of the country.

“The teargas they used on us was expired and up to now it is all over my car. Even my breath now smells of teargas,” Mbabazi told journalists.

 

 

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