FDC Starts Issuance of Nomination Forms to Presidential Hopefuls

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Byamugyisha says picking the nomination form will allow him and the campaign team to move around the country to collect signatures from the delegates before his nominations on July.

Moses Byamugyisha, a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) youth activist has picked a nomination form to offer himself as the party presidential flag bearer for 2016 elections.

Byamuguisha who declared his presidential bid early this year picked his nomination form to compete for FDC party flag bearer on Friday at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi.

This comes after the FDC Electoral Commission led by Dan Mugarura early this week announced that the party will hold nominations for people who wants to become presidential flag bearer of the party for 2016 elections from July 1st and 2nd.

In a phone interview with a URN reporter Byamugyisha says picking the nomination form will allow him and the campaign team to move around the country to collect signatures from the delegates before his nomination in July.

According to FDC party Constitution, a presidential flag bearer of the party must be 35 years and above and hold an Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE). The flag bearer should not have a criminal record or be bankrupt.

Byamugyisha is the first aspiring candidate to pick the nomination form after the electoral commission announced the road map towards the election for the presidential flag bearer due to take place in September.

Current FDC President General (rtd) Mugisha Muntu has declared interest in being the party flag bearer.

Dan Mugarura FDC Electoral Commission chairperson says they have started issuance of nomination forms to the candidates early because they have to get signatures from the delegates before they get nominated.

The constitution provides that the nomination form has to be endorsed by at least ten registered members of the party.

 

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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

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