13 NRM, two opposition MPs show interest in vying for speakership seat to replace Oulanyah

Date: 2022-03-22
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By Kabuye Ronald  

13 legislators from the National Resistance Movement Camp, have expressed interest so far in replacing deceased Jacob Oulanyah as the next speaker of the 11th parliament.

The 11 who presented themselves at the NRM headquarters in Kampala awaiting for the party’s top organ guidance and final decision on who to carry the flag include: the current Deputy Speaker Anita Among who picked her forms through one of her aide, the current Deputy Attorney General and Kyaka legislator Jackson Kafuzi Karugaba who said he is picking inspiration from former speakers Kadaga and Oulanyah to steer the house.

The minister for health and Woman MP for Lira District Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, who expressed interest through her aide, State minister in charges of sports and Ajuri county legislator  Denis Hamson Obua, the state minister for Defense Jacob Mackson Oboth Oboth, former minister Sarah Opendi, the woman MP for Tororo District whose  expression of interest was done through her lawyer Mujurizi Jamil David ,Arua Central MP Jackson Atima, Dokolo South County MP Felix Okot Ogong.

Others include; Lwemiyaga county Mp, Theodore Ssekikubo, Kagoma County legislator Alex Brandon Kintu, Masindi Woman MP, Dr. Florence Aismwe Akik, Amos John Okot, Mp Agago North and Pius Wakabi, Mp Bugahya county

Meanwhile, the leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has said that the opposition will hold a meeting on Thursday to decide on the speakership race  set for Friday this week.

Mpuuga revealed in a tweet that the Shadow Cabinet had granted a green light to members of the opposition to carry out consultations ahead of the Thursday meeting.

The Bugiri Municipality Legislator and also JEEMA president Hon. Asuman Basalirwa has expressed interest in vying.

Basalirwa now joins the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who has also expressed that he will run for the position of Speaker of Parliament. For the speakership.

The position of the Speaker of Parliament fell vacant on Sunday, following the death of now-former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who died in Seattle, United States of America.

 

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