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FDC Nominates Two for EALA Race

On Thursday, the candidates submitted their nomination forms with copies of their national IDs, copies of their UACE pass slips, ID photos, and copies of the party ID. These were then verified by the party electoral commission which nominated them to vie for the party’s flag.
27 Jan 2022 22:20
Dr. Tindyebwa submits nomination forms for EALA at FDC headquarters.

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has nominated two candidates for the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) race. 

The candidates are Dr Joseph Tindyebwa the Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Research and Seruwuge Yassin Former FDC MP candidate for Bukoto South. The party’s nominations end on Friday.

On Thursday, the candidates submitted their nomination forms with copies of their national IDs, copies of their UACE pass slips, ID photos, and copies of the party ID. These were then verified by the party electoral commission which nominated them to vie for the party’s flag. 

Tindyebwa says that when voted into the Legislative Assembly, he will advocate enforcement of free labour movement within the community and a common market.  

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Yassin, the Former FDC MP candidate for Bukoto South, says that currency devaluation is the first challenge he is to table before the Assembly. He says that the adoption of a single currency for East Africa is the best solution to the devaluation of the Ugandan currency.

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By Tuesday, ten candidates had picked nomination forms. these include Dr Joseph Tindyebwa - Deputy Secretary-General (Research), Harold Kaija - Deputy Secretary-General (Admin), Wante Jamal - FDC District Chairman (Namutumba), Nanyonjo Suzan (Deputy Secretary for Culture, Ethics and Religious Affairs, Muwonge Dan - Secretary for Presidency, Seruwuge Yassin - Former FDC MP candidate (Bukoto South). Others were Musoke Vincent - Former LCV councillor candidate Rubaga Division North, Barigye Bob Div. Councilor (Upper Kololo), Vivian Sentamu - EC Deputy Supervisor Kyaddondo and Kimera Charles - Former MP Candidate (Busiro East). The party’s Flagbearer will be voted for by the 86 members of the party NEC on Tuesday 8th February.  

Each of the East African Community member countries has to send nine legislators to the Arusha-based Assembly. In March 2017, Uganda's elected nine EALA representatives. They include Christopher Okumu Opoka, Susan Nakawuki, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Dennis Namara, Mary Mugyenyi, Steven Odong, Paul Musamali, Mathias Kasamba, and Rose Akol. However, on July 26, 2021, a by-election was conducted after the death of Kasamba. He was replaced by the former Kabula County MP, James Kakooza.

               

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