The Democratic Alliance (TDA) has Wednesday nominated FDC presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye, for the position of opposition joint candidate in the 2016 general elections.
Besigye returned nomination forms to TDA offices in Naguru and was presented to the alliance by the party president Gen. Mugisha Muntu, and others officials including the party Electoral Commissioners, Dan Mugarura and Michael Kabaziguruka.
The TDA Candidates Committee chairman, Livingstone Okello Okello and Besigye nemesis, Amanya Mushega, received the retired Colonel’s documents and wished him well.
Besigye still reiterated the need for electoral reforms saying it was the only way to ensure free and fair elections in the 2016.
He said because of lack of reforms, the country has never witnessed a peaceful hand over of power and was characterized by vote rigging and election violence.
Condemns police crackdown on Amama
Besigye took off time to condemn the way police treated presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi in Soroti today.
Besigye described the Police crackdown on the former Prime Minister and his supporters in Soroti as an initiation process.
This morning, Police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse a campaign rally organised by Mbabazi at Soroti Sports Grounds to popularise his 2016 presidential bid.
Police decided to disperse the rally after Mbabazi brushed off a directive by Philip Acaye, the East Kyoga Regional Police Commander not to proceed with his planned event citing orders from above.
According to URN, Besigye said whoever opposes President Yoweri Museveni faces the possibility of jail and a crackdown on his supporters.
He, however, welcomed the former PM in the fight against the incumbent saying that no amount of armory will scare the people of Uganda from reclaiming their power.