The chairman of National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission, Dr. Tanga Odoi Tuesday invited aspirants interested to contest for the six East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) seats.
“In line with Rule 10 of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus Rules of Procedure, the NRM Electoral Commission hereby calls for Expression of Interest for the position of NRM Flag bearer for Member of Parliament to the East African Legislative Assembly for the 2022 – 2027 term of Office,” Dr. Odoi told a press conference.
“Any member who wishes to contest for the position of NRM flag bearer for Member of Parliament to the East African Legislative Assembly shall deliver a written Expression of Interest and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Chairperson, NRM Electoral Commission at Plot 13, Kyadondo Road starting today Tuesday 28thJune at 2:00pm to Thursday 30th June at 5:00pm.
“On Friday 1stJuly, 2022, the NRM Electoral Commission shall present names of the interested Candidates to the NRM Central Executive Committee which, upon consideration, shall recommend names for election to the NRM Parliamentary Caucus.
The EALA is the sub-organ of the East African Community, being the legislative arm of the Community. The East African Legislative Assembly was inaugurated on 30 November 2001.
Tanzania’s Abdulrahman Kinana, an Elected Member from Tanzania was unanimous elected the Speaker of the First Assembly. The First Assembly met until 2006, where it sits to date. The members are sworn into five-year terms.
The outgoing Fourth Assembly has 62 members, of which each member state submits 9 elected members; it also has 8 ex-officio members