National Resistance Movement NRM and
Bukedea Woman MP Anita Annet Among has been elected the speaker of parliament
to replace fallen speaker Jacob Oulanyah who succumbed to cancer on Sunday in Seattle
Anita who has been the deputy
Speaker of Parliament garnered 401 votes against opposition backed candidate
and also JEEMA president Asuman Basalirwa who garnered 66 votes.
Parliament on today Friday seat at Kololo Independence grounds and voted
the next speaker of the 11th parliament for the next four years following the
death of Jacob Oulanyah in a seating presided over by the Chief Justice
Alphonse Owiny Dollo.
The seating was also informed by Article 82(4) of the Constitution of Uganda
that stipulates that no business shall be transacted in Parliament other
than election to the office of Speaker at any time that office is vacant.