Speaker Anita Among has warned candidates vying for the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to desist from bribery and any other form of election malpractice.
Among said this while briefing the media on preparations for the forthcoming EALA elections that is slated for Thursday this week. She said that each candidate will be given time to campaign before the voters (MPs).
“We are going to have campaigns on Thursday starting at 9:00AM and each candidate will be given at least 7 minutes to campaign. I want to call upon candidates to refrain from bribery, or any form of election malpractice. Let your manifesto speak for itself”, she said.
She encouraged the political parties who had nominated their candidates to participate actively in the elections, saying that it’s the only way they can have proper representation.
“As a House, we allow every party to participate. Although it’s not a guarantee that all parties might make it, you are lawfully allowed to participate,” she added.
9 Members of Parliament from Uganda will be elected to the East African Legislative Assembly on Thursday. NRM gazetted six positions for its incumbents, leaving three slots; one independent and two for opposition. 28 candidates are vying to join EALA.