EXCLUSIVE: UPC’s Chris Opoka Set for Electoral Commission Top Seat

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The East African Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament, viagra 100mg 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.

ChimpReports has exclusively learned that President Yoweri Museveni has sent the name of Opoka who is a strong opposition Uganda People’s Congress party member, online to the security for vetting.

According to a source who preferred anonymity, seek Museveni made the move early this week and he is expecting to get the report next week.

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“The collection of data about the subject started this week and concluding next week. If all goes well count him as the Commissioner already,” a source privy to the development told ChimpReports.

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.

ChimpReports broke news of the silent alliance on 11th September 2015 and indeed UPC did not present a candidate for president.

If appointed, Chris Opoka is going to be the third UPC member to be appointed in the high ranking government position.

The wife of UPC President, Jimmy Akena is already serving as the minister of Lands Housing and Urban development.

Betty Amongi was appointed together with Ruth Acheng as state minister for Fisheries but the latter’s designation nosedived when NRM members from Lango sub-region stormed State House Entebbe.

When contacted on phone, Akena said he is not aware the new development and declined to comment.


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