FDC Withdraws Ingrid From EALA Race

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have withdrawn one of their two candidates Mrs. Ingrid Turinawe, see http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-upload-media-v1-1-endpoint.php from the race for the seats the East African Legislative Assembly.

The reasons for the withdrawal of Ingrid, nurse http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/export.php with just about 5 days to the final election, http://chienyenthinh.com/modules/mod_articles_news/tmpl/default.php are still unexplained by the party.

Parliament’s Communications Director Chris Obore confirmed to Chimpreports that FDC had requested to remove Ingrid from the race, but with no explanation.

“The party is not obliged to explain the decision to Parliament,” Obore clarified.

He said FDC made known their decision to Parliament’s Clerk in a letter dated February 22, which was however received this morning.

When contacted for confirmation, FDC’s Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija said he was not aware of the development, while the party spokesperson Semujju Nganda did not pick our phone calls.

Mrs Turinawe has been controversially ‘sneaked’ into the EALA race after she came second in the party primaries held on February 6.

She lost to Kaberamaido Woman Member of Member of Parliament, Florence Ibi Ekwao and conceded defeat, but the following morning the party wrote to parliament saying it was sending two candidates.

With the entire opposition in Uganda entitled to only two slots in the regional Parliament, the move was sternly criticized by other opposition parties.

There was also talk of a plot by the ruling NRM dominated Parliament  to sideline the opposition iron lady, whose campaign promise to push for defiance in the regional assembly was deemed dangerous.

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