Desist from partisan politics - Lumumba to EALA candidates

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has appealed to the East African Legislative Assembly Ugandan representatives to desist from partisan politics while at the regional assembly but to front national issues.


"When you reach Arusha, you won't be representing NRM but Uganda. Your debates should build the country and move East Africa towards integration," Lumumba said.


She made the call today while addressing the media moments before accompanying the NRM party flag bearers for the EALA to Parliament for nomination.


The NRM Parliamentary Caucus yesterday elected six party flag-bearers for the EALA. She expressed confidence in the team saying they were chosen basing on their track record.


"We have a strong team. They are senior leaders in this community, they are experienced people and have East Africa at heart," she said.


The Secretary General congratulated the successful candidates upon their victory and also thanked all the contestants for partaking in the elections.


"All the forty three (43) were qualified but we had to choose only six of them." She said.
Asked if the contestants that lost would be refunded the Sh2million paid to the party electoral commission, Lumumba said the money was used to organize the elections in which they took part.

On behalf of the EALA candidates, Hon Mathias Kasamba pledged to work in close coordination with government organs to create jobs for a number of Ugandans.


"Uganda is called a food basket of the region, we must turn the potential of the food basket into a reality." Kasamba said.