Election 2016

TDA Warns on Logo Usage After Mbabazi Press Statement

Mbabazi shares a light moment with EC's Jotham Taremwa(R) after receiving the nomination forms ( Photos by Kenneth Kazibwe )

Uganda’s ruling party, viagra http://christiansforve.org.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php the National Resistance Movement (NRM), website like this http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/greedy_ribbon/gr_four_set_vms_step1_v2.php has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its flag-bearer in the 2016 general elections, Chimp Corps report.

It should be recalled that the party recently announced Museveni as their unopposed candidate in the forthcoming elections since he was the only member who picked nomination forms for the position and that of NRM chairman.

The NRM Electoral Commission (EC) chairman. Dr Tanga Odoi told the delegates from across the country at Namboole on Sunday: “I present Kaguta Museveni as the only nominated candidate for the position of Chairman NRM and Party flag-bearer for your endorsement.”

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The announcement sparked off jubilations from the delegates, with all throwing their weight behind the president who has been in power since 1986.

Perhaps to exhibit his physical fitness, Museveni sprinted to the podium to accept this endorsement.

This also attracted a thunderous ovation from the crowd.

In his brief remarks, President Museveni said on this same day in 1978, he met departed Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere to topple Dictator Idi Amin who had bombed Kagera.

Museveni would later start the National Resistance Army (NRA) that removed President Milton Obote and military Junta of Tito Okello from power.

Museveni’s particulars were handed to the NRM EC by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.

The EC scrutinised the papers which will on November 3 be submitted to the National Electoral Commission for President Museveni’s nomination.

According to the National EC, 11 aspirants have been cleared to participate in the presidential elections.

However, Museveni will meet resistance from his former allies, Dr Kizza Besigye and Hon Amama Mbabazi.

New leaders

In the same breath, Al Hajji Moses Kigongo was unveiled as First National Vice Chairman, promising to work hard for the party.

He was seconded by Speaker Hon Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanya.

Kahinda Otafiire stepped down for General Matayo Kyaligonza

Kahinda Otafiire stepped down for General Matayo Kyaligonza

The position of Second National Vice Chairperson was taken by Kadaga, who was also unopposed.

Retired Major General Kyaligonza was elected unopposed NRM Vice Chairperson, Western Uganda.

He praised General Kahinda Otafiire for stepping down for him.

And in a new turn of events, all candidates for the position of National Vice Chairperson Eastern Uganda officially declared their withdrawal from the race in favour of Capt. Mike Mukula.

President Museveni warned NRM top shots against taking sides in elections of junior officials.

The event has been attended by representatives from ruling parties of South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
The Democratic Alliance has warned its signatories against using its brand and logo without its express permission, price http://cssassociation.org/system/modules/subcolumns/modulesubcolumns.php just two days after Hon Amama Mbabazi issued a press statement carrying the symbol of the political platform.

Mbabazi camp’s actions sparked angry reactions from the main opposition political party, http://cystiphane-biorga.com/wp-admin/includes/revision.php FDC, which described the development as fraud.

“If this does not verge on fraud then what is it?” said TDA spokesperson, Wafula Oguttu.

“It has not been agreed that any of TDA members can use its name and log in their campaigns,” he added.

In the press statement, Mbabazi’s team described itself as ‘TDA-Go Forward’ implying that the former Prime Minister was representing the Alliance in the next presidential elections.

In a Sunday rebuttal, TDA Secretariat Director, Bishop Zac Niringiye, said the use of TDA brand, which includes the TDA Logo, “is exclusively reserved for The Democratic Alliance and cannot be used for any other purpose or by any other entity.”

TDA describes itself as a platform of democracy-seeking organizations and individual Ugandan citizens working together to win power, establish government in order to undertake essential political and electoral reforms and implement policies that promote equal opportunity and shared prosperity for all Ugandans.

Attempts to field a joint presidential candidate did not materialise with FDC flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye saying Mbabazi’s commitment to good governance and accountability remained questionable.

Mbabazi's press statement that has touched off a storm in TDA

Mbabazi’s press statement that touched off a storm in TDA

Disagreements 

Besigye further said Mbabazi told him that he parted ways with Museveni over personal disagreements.

Niringiye today warned that the use of TDA logo and other materials must be consistent with the goals and objectives of TDA.

“Any use of these materials, unless otherwise authorized by the TDA Summit, is inconsistent with the spirit of Article XVIII (49) of the Protocol establishing TDA,” said the retired Bishop.

“At the moment, the TDA Summit has not made any decision regarding the use of The Democratic Alliance or the acronym “TDA” as part of the name of any signatory entity to the TDA Protocol. Unless and until such a decision is made, such usage would be irregular and inconsistent with the goals and objectives of TDA.”

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