Norbert Mao, the president of the Democratic Party will on Friday this week pick nomination forms for the joint opposition presidential candidate in The Democratic Alliance (TDA).
Last week, The Democratic Alliance opened the nomination window for all joint aspirants for elective positions ahead of the 2016 general elections from the position of the president to village chairpersons.
While addressing the press Tuesday at the party headquarters at City House in Kampala, Kenneth Paul Kakande, the party spokesperson says the DP will fully rally behind Mao in the race.
Kakande said that talks between DP and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s faction, the “Truth and Justice Forum” to persuade them back to the party could bear fruit.
“There is no problem because we all need fundamentally the same thing,” Kakande said.
He is convinced Mao will emerge as the best candidate to stand in 2016 general elections.
Kakande said they have already embarked on the process of vetting and have so far vetted over 100 members.
Last month, DP endorsed Mao as its presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance.
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.
Waiswa also emphasized that Mao would beat other candidates to the position of a joint opposition candidate.
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.