According to a source who attended the meeting, Rwabwogos candidature was viewed as a threat to cohesion within the party and subsequently dropped, leaving his major rivals, Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and Major General Kahinda Otafiire.
The acting EC chairman, Joseph Biribonwa, in a statement, says the extension is in response to numerous pleas from some of the 48 presidential aspirants, calling for more time to collect required signatures across the country to endorse their bids.
According to a report released by Rwenzori Citizens Concerned, an NGO, the leaders have since the beginning of the year abandoned their offices to mobilize support for re-election, affecting service delivery.
The Akena leadership is opposed to the continued representation of the party by ordinary members and the use of the party flag by the alliance, following the resolutions of the National Council in August, in which the faction disassociated itself from the alliance.
After a meeting that lasted for over nine hours, the aspirants reported to the TDA Summit that expected to announce the joint presidential candidate that they needed more time to discuss and also consult from their bases.