The Democratic Alliance spokesperson, Hon Wafula Oguttu, says Amama Mbabazi’s arrival changed the dynamics and TDA didn’t have enough time to organize themselves.
He was last week speaking on NBS TV Morning Breeze on why TDA failed to pick a joint candidate.
“TDA should have carried out a survey to determine who would be the best candidate since some people had vowed not to vote if a certain candidate was picked,” said the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.
“People will always work together as long as they have a common enemy or a common cause.”
He said whatever happened in TDA might be a good thing since some NRM members might vote for Amama Mbabazi.
He said one of the sticking points for the FDC party with Amama Mbabazi was mistrust.
Speaking on the same show, Kenneth Kakande, Democratic Party spokesperson said the makers of the TDA protocol couldn’t have anticipated this kind of deadlock.
“We need to give Ugandans a reason to go vote,” Kakande said.
According to the DP member, if people realized that the country is bigger than the individual, TDA would now have a candidate.
FDC politician, Harold Kaija, on the other and said TDA wasn’t communicated well to the public.
“It’s made worse by the fact that Ugandans don’t read.”
He added: “As TDA We have the numbers, but the question is, “How best do we use the numbers?”