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TDA Unveils List of 280 Parliamentary Candidates

Dr. Olara Otunnu, the Uganda Peoples Congress party president, and member of TDA National taskforce, says all candidates fronted by TDA have received certificates of endorsement from the Alliance confirming their candidature.
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The Democratic Alliance-TDA has unveiled a list of 280 parliamentary candidates fronted by the alliance in the 2016 elections. 

According to TDA officials, the list is meant to remove doubt on some of the candidates contesting in certain constituencies and guide voters on candidates vying under the banner of the Alliance.

 

TDA is a loose coalition of major political parties, civil society activities and NRM pro-change activists led by ex-prime minister, Amama Mbabazi. 

Dr. Olara Otunnu, the Uganda People's Congress party president, and member of TDA National taskforce, says all candidates fronted by TDA have received certificates of endorsement from the Alliance confirming their candidature.

 

Otunnu unveiled the list of TDA parliamentary candidates this morning at the Northern Uganda media club in Gulu this morning.  

 

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Dr. Otunnu says the candidates were selected from Democratic Party, Uganda, People's Congress party, Justice Forum party, Conservative Party, Social Democratic party and Go Forward among others. He also said they are still compiling the list of TDA parliamentary candidates from Toro and Ankole regions.

 

Norbert Mao, the DP president and member of TDA summit, says although there may be contradictions in their decision to back particular candidates they will stick to the protocol.

 

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According to TDA protocol, once the alliance wins the 2016 general elections, coalition members will form a transitional Government of National Unity.

 

The government will charged with the responsibility of establishing national covenant to form policies, put in place an independent Electoral Commission, Commission of inquiry on truth telling, accountability and reconciliation.

 

It will also establish priority programs for rehabilitation, reconstruction and healing war ravaged areas of Northern, Northeastern Uganda and Luwero triangle.

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