Okot Bitek endorsed as opposition flag bearer for Deputy Speakership race
By Kabuye Ronald
Opposition legislators in Parliament
have endorsed Kyoga North MP Okot Moses Bitek Junior as their candidate for the
position of Deputy Speaker of parliament.
Okot who made it to parliament on the
Forum for Democratic Change FDC ticket will contest against the National
Resistance Movement NRM candidate and government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwe.
Tayebwa the Ruhinda North MP was
unanimously endorsed by the NRM Central Executive Committee to contest on the
position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament on the party’s flag.
Parliament will on Friday sit at Kololo Independence grounds to vote the
next speaker of the 11th parliament following the death of Jacob Oulanyah who
succumbed to terminal illness on Sunday in Seattle in the USA.
Article 82(4) of the Constitution of Uganda stipulates that no business
shall be transacted in Parliament other than election to the office of Speaker
at any time that office is vacant.