By Najibu Mulema

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Chief Mobilizer, Ingrid Turinawe today has gone to the party headquarters to be nominated for the East African Legislative Assembly candidature.

Yesterday, FDC nominated five Candidates for EALA who include; Kyambadde Wilberforce, Ekwau Ibi Florence, Ayo Innocent, Mayemba Herbert, Dr. Tindyebwa.

Today is the last day for nomination at Headquarters.

The current EALA term will expire in May this year and election of new Eala representatives is expected to take place in April.

Three of Uganda’s current representatives to Eala, Fred Mukasa Mbidde (DP), Chris Opoka (UPC) and Susan Nakawuki (Ind) have so far expressed interest in retaining their seats while 22 others are former members in the 8th and 9th Parliament.

According to the standing orders, EALA slots are shared on numeral principle with each member state’s dominant party getting more slots than the parties with few MPs.

However, with the exception of the Independents, all parties’ candidates are expected to go through internal party processes to confirm their candidature.