DP unveils candidate for Nebanda’s position
Posted Wednesday, January 16 2013 at 02:55
Ms Sarah Annet Logose will represent the party unless the opposition agrees to front one candidate.
The Democratic Party yesterday named Ms Sarah Annet Logose as the party’s flag bearer in the Butaleja Woman MP by-election due next month.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Cerinah Nebanda on December 14.
Addressing journalists at their weekly press conference in Kampala yesterday, the acting party publicity secretary, Mr Kenneth Paul Kakande, said although they had a candidate, there was still room for compromise with other opposition parties to have one candidate.
“We have to compare for the best because we need a person who will fight for other people the way Nebanda was doing,” Mr Kakande said.
So far, only three political parties; FDC, DP and NRM have confirmed participation in the by-elections and these.
Fourteen candidates have shown interest in the position, including Nebanda’s elder sister, Ms Florence Nebanda Adiru, 27, who declared her intention to contest on an NRM ticket.
Six candidates are from the NRM, six from the FDC, one from the DP and one is running as an independent.
At the same press briefing, the DP Youth Wing, the Uganda Young Democrats, have set Friday as the day to take their report to the Speaker of Parliament, asking for an independent investigation into the death of Nebanda.
The youth spokesperson, Mr Alex Wasswa, said they needed to know the exact cause of Nebanda’s death since she was a member of the group while at Makerere University.
Byanyima named Oxfam director
Ms Winnie Byanyima, the wife of former FDC leader Kizza Besigye, has been appointed the new executive director of Oxfam International, the agency announced yesterday.
Ms Byanyima, who is currently the head of the Gender Division at the United Nations Development Porgramme in New York, takes over her new role in April.
A statement from Oxfam says Ms Byanyima was selected because she had held roles that reinforced the governance of the African Union, and she influenced the international agenda at the United Nations through her leadership in many coalitions of civil society organisations.