The Democratic Alliance (TDA) Summit will today, Wednesday announce a joint presidential candidate who will represent them in 2016 elections.
The Monday summit meeting that ended at 2am failed to announce the flag bearer.
The spokesperson of the alliance, Wafula Oguttu, assured press that today, Wednesday, they will surely and finally decide.
However, by Monday, TDA officials were only left to choose between Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi after Norbert Mao and Gilbert Bukenya reportedly stood down.
Whoever is picked between Mbabazi and Besigye today will lead the opposition in the coming 2016 general elections against incumbent president Yoweri Museveni.
Meanwhile, political players have condemned Besigye for trying to “sabotage” the alliance with his violent FDC youth.
Dr Muniini K. Mulera equates Besigye’s behaviour in the alliance to Museveni’s sole candidate project in NRM, questioning the opposition icon’s sense of democracy.
MP Beatrice Anywar too did not have kind words for Besigye; she labelled him selfish, wondering why he couldn’t let Mbabazi too have a go.
Indications by FDC youth are that once Besigye loses to Mbabazi, he will stand on the party ticket.
They have already sent out invitations for Besigye’s Namboole nomination next month.
Former FDC activist, Anne Mugisha, says TDA taking long to decide has given people time to think about the choices and ask that nagging question: “exactly who is TDA?”
“Still searching for a single opposition candidate? Let the people decide! And in case you were wondering, TDA is NOT the people!” she suggested.
Anne was even forced to interpret TDA as “Totally Dead on Arrival”.