The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera has defended the election of Uganda\'s nine representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), saying it was lawful.
President Yoweri Museveni will on Sunday meet his top party leaders, including Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. The meeting, whose agenda has been kept a secret to be presented on arrival, will take place at the president\'s country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District.
President Yoweri Museveni has tasked Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to explain their roles in the recently concluded elections for the East African Legislative Assemblyâ€”EALA Speaker.
The newly elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, Margaret Zziwa has promised to reach out and reconcile with her opponent for the post, Dora Byamukama. Zziwa said in an exclusive interview with Uganda Radio Network that after the elections, she is now Speaker for all EALA representatives and would make sure she serves all the members equally.
Margaret Zziwa, the new Speaker East African Legislative Assemblyâ€”EALA, has promised that her leadership will be consultative and geared towards achieving the objectives of the East African Community.
The presidentâ€™s statement, in respect of this weekâ€™s East African Legislative Assemblyâ€”EALA elections, was understood to be a reference to some of his party leaders in parliament, including Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who went to Arusha to campaign for Dora Byamukama as an official candidate for the ruling party.
Margaret Zziwa has won the stiff battle to become the next Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA. Zziwa won with a landslide of 33 votes against Dora Byamukamaâ€™s 12 in the second round of voting held this afternoon.
The Forum for Democratic Change has to account to its supporters as to why the party has no representatives in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), a top party official has said. Augustine Ruzindana, the secretary for policy and research, says that if the Arusha-based East African Court of Justice does rule in their favour the whole process, including the EALA primary elections, would have become an academic exercise.
Mafabi says the opposition lived under the illusion of unity needed to pull a single source until the events of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) exposed the true character of some of the opposition leaders.
The Speaker of Ugandaâ€™s parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, is rushing to Arusha, Tanzania, to help boost the chances of one of Ugandaâ€™s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, Dora Byamukama, to become Speaker of the regional parliament.
In an attempt to save face, FDC is turning around on the suspension of shadow cabinet members from UPC and DP. The party now says that they will only sack individuals who failed to support a boycott of the East African Legislative Assembly elections.
Following Wednesdayâ€™s elections of Ugandaâ€™s nine representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, focus today turns to vigorous lobbying and campaigns for the next Speaker of the regional parliament.
Democratic Party legal advisor Fred Mukasa Mbidde and Chris Opoka, a veteran Uganda Peopleâ€™s Congress politician, are among the nine members elected to represent Uganda at the East African Legislative Assembly. Also on the list is Susan Nakawuki, a youthful lawyer and former Member of Parliament for Busiro East in the 8th parliament who contested as an Independent.
Nandala Mafabi, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, says the Forum for Democratic Change is to blame for the party\'s failure to participate in the East African Legislative Assemblyâ€”EALA elections.
The rift between FDC and other opposition political parties was openly witnessed in Parliament on Wednesday, as the East African Legislative Assembly elections got underway. Nandala Mafabi, the Leader of Opposition and a member of FDC declared that UPC and DP were not part of the opposition.