The Forum for Democratic Change has today nominated three candidates for the East African Legislative Assembly. These include Major John Kazoora, Augustine Ruzindana and Anita Among, a lecturer at Kampala International University and Makerere University Business School.
The Forum for Democratic Change has today nominated three candidates for the East African Legislative Assembly.
These include Major John Kazoora, Augustine Ruzindana and Anita Among, a lecturer at Kampala International University and Makerere University Business School.
The party electoral commission chairman Dan Mugarura says only those who meet the requirements shall be nominated.
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Ruzindana, the FDC Secretary for policy and research, says he knows the challenges paused by the East African Community Treaty and he’s confident he has the negotiation skills needed to ensure Ugandans benefit from the Monetary Union and political federation.
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Among states that if she wins the seat her first priority is ensuring Ugandans benefit from harmonization of policies.
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Apart from those who were nominated, another four picked forms to join the race. Those include the FDC women’s league chairperson Ingrid Turinawe, Kibazanga Taban, Proscovia Naikoba and Owor Moses Kibanga.
The party expects to get two out of the nine seats set for Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly.
The party says those contesting must have an advanced certificate of education, be party card holders and contributors to the party finances and must pay a non refundable nomination fee of 200,000 shillings.
The candidates are also required to sign commitment forms with a promise to contribute a certain amount of money to the party if one is elected to the EALA seat.
The requirements set out at regional level include being a Ugandan national, registered voter, must be sane, and must not have been declared bankrupt before. The EALA member must not have been sentenced before court and jailed for more nine months.
The nomination exercise is expected to end tomorrow, but Mugarura says it may be extended if Parliament does not come up with a final verdict on how many slots each party will take.
Other parties vying to go to the East African Legislative Assembly include the ruling National Resistance Movement, Democratic Party, JEEMA, Conservative Party and Uganda People’s Congress.
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