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NRM Nominates 115 For Six EALA Positions

NRM Nominates 115 For Six EALA Positions

A total of 115 candidates have shown interest in flying the flag of Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly under the ruling NRM party card.

The NRM electoral commission chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi revealed that these nominees will be vying for the six positions availed for the ruling party.

“This level of interest is a sign the party and its organs are very vibrant. It shows people are interested in what NRM does. To have 115 members showing interest for EALA  is a good sign and record that has never been made,” Dr.Tanga said.

He revealed that most of the candidates showing interest are youths. He said they are the most because the removal of the shs.2million nomination fee encouraged them to join the race.

Among the 115 are James Kakooza, Denis Namara, George Odongo, Rose Akol, Mary Mugenyi  and Paul Musamali. They are the current representatives on the NRM ticket but are seeking re-election.

The Central Executive Committee will sit today to get the successful aspirants after the electoral commission of the ruling party sends in the 115 names.

The CEC will then recommend names of successful candidates  for election to the NRM Parliamentary Caucus at a later date.

Uganda has a few slots in the East African parliament. Six of these belong to the ruling NRM party, then Democratic Party, Forum for Democratic Change. The independents each have one.

A term in the EALA consists of up of 5years. And according to their laws, an MP can serve for a maximum of two terms.

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