FDC Request to Withdraw Ingrid Turinawe from EALA Race Thrown Out

Parliament has rejected opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) attempt to withdraw the nomination of Kamateneti Ingrid Turinawe from the race to represent Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)

In her letter dated 23rd February 2017, the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige acknowledges receipt of party president Major General Mugisha Muntu’s letter withdrawing the candidature of Turinawe and retaining Florence Ibi Ekwau.

Kibirige however says that Muntu’s letter contravenes Rule 7 (2) of the parliament Rules of Procedure that requires a withdrawal letter from the EALA race to be signed by both the nominee personally and the secretary general of the party which nominated him or her.

Reacting towards the withdrawal of her candidature, Ingrid Turinawe said that despite forces against her candidature, she wouldn’t step down until she was given clear reasons.

“I am a duly nominated candidate for this race by my party and if there is any reason that I should withdraw, I would be consulted and there would be a meeting. I would have to agree on that,” Ingrid noted.

Charity Mbabazi