NRM calls extra ordinary caucus to elect new flag bearer for speakership positions

Date: 2022-03-21

By Kalule Paddy

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has set Tuesday as the date for expression of interest for the position of Speaker of Parliament following the demise of Jacob Oulanyah, 

According to Emmanuel Dombo, the NRM Party Director for Communications, during today’s Cabinet sitting, it was agreed that MPs will officially express interest on Tuesday.

Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo also told Journalists at parliament that those interested in the Speaker position are expected to submit their applications on Tuesday.

This was further confirmed In a statement, Government Chief Whip and NRM Parliamentary Caucus chairperson, Thomas Tayebwa, issued in which he said he had been instructed by President Museveni who is the NRM chairman to call for a special caucus meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2pm at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to discuss the issue of Speaker of Parliament.

“All members are required to undertake a Covid-19 test. This procedure will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9:00am- 4:00pm and Wednesday 23rd March, 2022, 9:00am – 12:00 noon, at Parliamentary Conference Hall. Only members who will have taken this test with the prescribed service provider at the Parliamentary Conference Hall will attend the caucus,” 

“I have been instructed by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and National Chairman of the NRM Party to call a special caucus meeting on Thursday 24th March 2022 at Kololo Ceremonial grounds to discuss the issue of Speaker of Parliament,” reads part of a notice to NRM MPs issued by Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa.

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