PSD scrutinizes aspiring parliamentary candidates

On 6 February 2018 at 09:33

Social Democratic Party (PSD) has started registering members aspiring to compete for seats in Parliament ahead of legislators’ elections slated for September this year.

Speaking to IGIHE, PSD Secretary General Dr. Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze said that the process started last week by registering candidates in districts.

“Our activities include training members about elections processes but also encouraging members aspiring for different positions to start showing the interest and campaigns, a process that will last until the end of March,” he said.

For candidates to qualify, they must have been members of the party for a period of two years, well-disciplined and without any criminal record.

“During the congresses, they also generate ideas that we will use during our manifesto,” Ngabitsinze added.

While in league that took place in Muhanga District last week, Senator Gallican Niyongana gave a lecture about Members of Parliament elections and responsibilities of parliament. He called on league participants to take a lead in sensitizing populations about the elections when the National Electoral Commission (NEC) will announce the campaign.

“PSD is in government, and has participated enough in the development that the country has attained, we hope that in these elections we shall bring good manifesto comprising our party’s ideas aimed at continuing to champion social welfare of the people,” he said.

Every political party competing for seats in parliament provides a list of 80 candidates in NEC.

PSD Secretary General Dr. Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze
Social Democratic Party (PSD) members in Muhanga