The nomination exercise of former Vice President, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, is currently ongoing at The Democratic Alliance offices in Naguru Kampala.
When he arrived in Naguru to return nomination forms, Bukenya was received by his supporters who were eagerly waiting.
The supporters comprised of mostly youth then broke into chants “Bukenya power, time for real change” as they waved pro-Bukenya placards.
Bukenya was also received by Rtd Bishop Zac Niringiy who represents eminent persons in TDA.
Speaking on the occasion, Bukenya said he is not a believer in “no reforms no participation in elections” which is being proposed by other opposition figures like Kizza Besigye, who is now the FDC presidential flag bearer.
“Tackling poverty is my priority,” Bukenya pointed out.
He said the poor have been so abused, exploited by the ruling NRM government to which at one point belonged.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party (DP) flag bearer, Norbert Mao, also picked nomination forms for joint presidential candidate of TDA and is expected to return them.
Opposition parties formed an alliance back in June 2015 to field a single presidential candidate, joint candidates for all elective positions in the country ahead of 2016 general elections.
The Democratic Alliance for Unity; brings in all opposition political parties, pressure groups and eminent persons in Uganda was signed by the various party leaders at Hotel Africana.
The party leaders who signed the protocol are John Ken Lukyamuzi for Conservative Party, Barswale Kezaala for Democratic Party, Mugisha Muntu for FDC, Betty Olive Kamya Uganda Federal Alliance and Asuman Basalirwa for Jeema.
Bukenya joined the alliance through his Pressure for National Unity group.
Hope Mwesigye, a member of the ruling NRM joined under NRM pro-positive change pressure group, headed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, says they totally agree to the demand for electoral reforms before the 2016 elections.