The Leader Of Opposition in Parliament (LOP) has revealed that National Unity Platform (NUP) will not take part in the upcoming East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) elections.
He said that National Resistance Movement (NRM) believes that it is entitled to six members at EALA, and that entitlement is eternal. As if the six are ordained and that others should look at them in admiration.
He condermed NRM for meddling in the nomination of representatives of other political parties, and that it was partly the reason for NUP’s abstinence from the election.
According to Mp Ibrahim Ssemujju who is also the spokesperson of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) cited a scenario in 2012, where Speaker Among, then a member of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, was denied the opportunity to participate in the EALA elections because of “bad politics by the ruling party.
He also implored the Speaker Anita Among to fight the vice which he said has persisted, urging her to defend the opposition members interested in the EALA race.
The current member’s term ends on 27/12/2022 though the EALA election process commences on September 19, 2022, with nominations.