The East African Legislative Assembly Elections have got a latest bidder.
As the polls draw closer, the rave becomes tighter.
Our news platform had earlier learnt that the National Unity Platform National Executive Committee, on 17th, July 2022 had a meeting and resolved that they will not field a candidate for the EALA upcoming elections.
However, according to Roy Rugumayo Kusemererwa who also doubles as the Uganda National Students Association ( UNSA) Secretary General, it is improper for his party to “choose silence and abstinence when there is an opportunity for their aspirations to be represented”.
Rugumayo has since tendered in his expression of interest to hold the party flag for the EALA seat.
He has also demanded that the party reviews and revokes the earlier decision of not fronting a candidate.
In his expression of interest letter, Roy calls upon the party’s top most organ to consider the reality that the young people need to be directed represented at the regional legislative assembly unlike other parties that have prioritized other secondary considerations.
He further points out that the National Unity Platform agenda on issues of the East African community need to be heard rather than sitting back without meaningful contribution in the actual integration.
Who is roy rugumyo?
Roy Rugumayo has been a common face in the Ugandan politics, stemming from the Feesmustfall strike that saw him arrested with several others students at Makerere University and presented before court.
He went ahead to become the president of the school of psychology where his term in office was marked by constant demands for policies that were aimed at improving the services at the school as well as the entire university.
Roy was also one of the strongholds of FDC’s iron lady Dr. Stella Nyanzi Campaign team even though he belonged to NUP. He went ahead to become the General Secretary of Uganda National Students Association and Vice President of East African Students Union.
Attached is his submission to NUP;