Public interest key for inquiry, says FDC committee
Posted Monday, January 28 2013 at 02:00
Mr Rwakafuzi was, however, unaware of when the committee, expected to produce a report within 30 days, will be inaugurated.
A five-member committee instituted by the FDC party to investigate complaints by supporters of Mr Nandala Mafabi, over the conduct of last year’s party presidential elections, will wait for a public inauguration before starting inquiries.
Mr Ladislaus Rwakafuzi, a lawyer appointed to lead the committee, said the party chairperson, Mr Sam Njuba, said the move was meant for public interest.
Mr Rwakafuzi was, however, unaware of when the committee, expected to produce a report within 30 days, will be inaugurated. He said discussions about the terms of reference to be followed had been finalised.
The committee will hear inquiries based on three terms of reference; it will determine whether or not the omissions and commissions as contained in the memorandum took place during the polls and the electioneering process, the functions and relationship between party organs and the ad-hoc committees set up for election processes and whether or not the regulations regarding electioneering processes, party code of conduct and any other instruments prescribed in the party constitution were breached by persons named in the petition.