The opposition Democratic Party (DP) has endorsed President General Norbert Mao as its presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance.
Addressing press in Kampala on Tuesday, the party deputy spokesperson, Alex Waiswa, said DP members resolved not to hold elections but to sit in a summit and choose a candidate.
He said Mao’s political acumen was not doubted by any member to that effect.
“As DP, we have agreed unanimously that with his background, we should endorse Mao as our candidate,” Waiswa said.
Waiswa says DP is confident Mao will beat other candidates to the position of a joint opposition candidate.
“We know that with his straight record, Mao is the right person to foster reconciliation.”
He said all this was geared at garnering support and momentum ahead of 2016 general elections.
Waiswa said DP would organise a commendable non-violence campaign that will change the leadership scope in this country.
“We have also opened the window and the door for all those who wish to stand to write to the party.”
He urged parliamentary aspirants who want to stand on the DP ticket to express their interest not later than 21st September 2015.
Mao was re-elected to serve a second term as the president of the party beating his opponent, Lulume Bayiga, during a delegates conference held at Katomi Kingdom hotel along Entebbe road, last month.