By Watchdog reporter
Main opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) today has made its last appeal to MPs to vote for Ingrid Turinawe and Florence Ibi Ekwau to East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).
In a letter dated 28 February, 2017, FDC calls upon Members of parliament to vote for its two nominated candidates to EALA.
According to FDC, Uganda as a country is operating a multiparty dispensation whereby the parliamentary practice is only two sided. These sides are determined by numerical strength. Therefore owning to the fact that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has allocated itself six slots out of nine provided, it is only logical that the party which must have the next highest number of representation is FDC because it has the next highest numerical strength.
“This is the constitution of Uganda, Administration of Parliament Amendment Act and Parliamentary rules of procedure,” FDC Secretary General, Nandala Mafabi noted.
“This was the logic behind our party sending two candidates Ms Ingrid Turinawe and Hon. Florence Ibi for your consideration as Members of Parliament,” He added.
Mafabi further asked MPs to kindly pay attention to the doctrines of multiparty politics. Opposition party does not mean enmity but having divergent views thus urging the members to support the two candidates in order to enhance multiparty politics.