The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has cleared the way for all interested party members who want to vie for the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), to pick nomination forms at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

According to a communication from the FDC Working Committee, nominations will take place between 24-25 January and on 17 February, grand campaign and voting will take place. EALA slots are shared on numerical strength with each member state’s dominant party getting more slots than the parties with few MPs.

Ms Doreen Nyanjura, the LC5 Woman Councillor Makerere, who is also the KCCA Councillor at Makerere has pledged her full support for the FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe, the party’s Secretary in Charge of Mobilisation and also Minister for Internal Affairs.

‘My EALA candidate Ingrid Turinawe has picked her nomination forms from the FDC Electoral Commission. She will be nominated on 25th January 2017 at 1:00pm; FDC EALA elections will take place on 17th February 2017. We are broadening the struggle,’ Ms Nyanjura posted on her Facebook page.

EALA elections are meant to take place at least two months before the term of the current EALA expires mid this year.