The East African Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament, Chris Opoka Okumu is set to become one of the Commissioners of the new electoral body to be constituted after the expiry of the current one this month.
We have learned that President Yoweri Museveni has sent the name of Opoka who is a strong opposition Uganda People’s Congress party member, to the security for vetting.
According to a source who preferred anonymity, Museveni made the move early this week and he is expecting to get the report next week.
“The collection of data about the subject started this week and concluding next week. If all goes well count him as the Commissioner already,” according to a source
Article 60 (2) of the 1995 Constitution as amended demands that seven members of the commission should be persons of high moral character, proven integrity and who possess considerable experience and demonstrated competence in the conduct of public affairs.
The UPC and the ruling National Resistance Movement party entered a discreet alliance last year during the preparations for 2016 presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.