The information was disclosed in a press statement issued by the Alliance’s spokesperson Hon. Wafuala Oguttu yesterday.
The decision was arrived at the Second Meeting of the Summit of The Alliance held in Kampala on June 24, 2015; the Summit is the highest policy and decision-making organ of The Alliance.
“Political parties, which wish to present potential candidates for various electoral positions, are expected to embark on the selection process in accordance with their internal party processes,” the statement reads.
Oguttu added; “Individual citizens who wish to be considered as the joint candidates of The Democratic Alliance, may embark on exploratory consultations and introduce themselves to the electorate.”
Eligible citizens who are not members of a political party or pressure group but interested in contesting for elections under TDA must “pledge to be bound by the TDA Protocol and support for the citizens’ reform proposals set out in the Citizens Compact on Free and Fair Elections.”
“The Summit implores all its members to ensure that they adhere to their internal processes and procedures ensuring that the process of identifying their potential candidates is free, fair and just.”
The statement further stated that the final decision on who will be the joint candidates of The Alliance right from LCI to President will only be made by the Summit upon recommendation of the National Candidates Committee.
The internal party process of choosing candidates is expected to end by August 31, 2015.