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URN has learnt that Amama Mbabazi scored 46 percent, beating Kizza Besigye - the Forum for Democratic Change presidential flag bearer by one percentage point.
Opposition flags flying at the TDA offices in Naguru.
The Democratic Alliance Candidates Selection Committee has rated former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi as the best aspirant to represent the alliance in the 2016 general elections.

Sources siting in the meeting told URN that Mbabazi scored 46 percent, beating opposition candidate Kizza Besigye - the Forum for Democratic Change presidential flag bearer by one percentage point.

The alliance\'s Candidates Selection Committee chaired by Livingstone Okello-Okello convened on Sunday in a retreat at Busabala Eco Lodge to rate the presidential aspirants and file a report to The Democratic Alliance summit.

Mbabazi was rated the best candidate after providing the alliance with all the required information on the alliance\'s joint presidential candidate nomination form.

 

According to the source, Mbabazi declared his criminal record where he stipulated his famous case on the Temangalo land sale where he says he was cleared. This was not the same case with Besigye who instead filled “not applicable” on criminal record.

Others rated include Pressure for National Unity (PNU) leader Gilbert Bukenya, who scored 36 per cent, Democratic Party\'s Nobert Mao, 45 per cent while Conservative Party\'s Ssemusu Mugabo Nsonga not rated.

Ssemusu was not rated since his nomination form was had not been endorsed by his party.

Earlier, Conservative Party president, John Ken Lukyamuzi wrote to the alliance clarifying that his party had not nominated anyone for presidency. 

The Candidates Selection Committee meets again on Tuesday to finalise its report and send it to the TDA summit slated to go on retreat by Wednesday before announcing a joint presidential candidate on Friday.