Thirty three persons have returned nomination forms as they vie to to represent Uganda on the Independent ticket to the East African Legislative Assembly.
Among the 33 is incumbent and also former Member of Parliament in Uganda, Hon. Suzan Nakawuki. She seeks to return to Arusha, Taznania, the seat of EALA for her second term.
Each of the five East African Community Partner States elects nine representatives to EALA every five years.
Former Butambala district Woman legislator, Hon. Mariam Nalubega also returned her nomination forms to the Clerk to Parliament.
Another EALA incumbent and Democratic Party representative, Hon. Fred Mukasa Mbidde has also returned his forms. Hon. Mbidde was accompanied by Democratic Party President General, Hon. Nobert Mao and Ag. Secretary General, Dr. Gerald Siranda and a host of party members.
The Clerk to Parliament has set two days, until tomorrow Thursday 9th February 2017, for nomination of candidates. The NRM has been locked up at State House in Entebbe to elect their representatives, having cancelled yesterday's process late last night.
Persons wishing to stand have been asked to attach a copy of their national identification card, a CV, copies of academic documents and a statement showing their experience and interest in consolidating the aims and objectives of the East African Community.
Election of new members to EALA is scheduled for 28th February 2017.
Source: Parliament of Uganda