Museveni talks on choice of speaker


The Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement has agreed on the way forward on the position of Speaker and Deputy of parliament respectively after a meeting held at State House in Entebbe yesterday.

In a brief statement issued by the NRM national Chairman President Yoweri Museveni, CEC will present their recommendations to the parliamentary caucus on May 5, 2016.

“The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling National Resistance Movement  (NRM) met under the chairmanship of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and agreed on the way forward on the issue of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of parliament. The recommendations will be presented to parliamentary caucus on 5th of May 2016,” he said.

The ruling National Resistance Movemnet (NRM) on Monday night endorsed Ms Rebecca Kadaga for the post of speaker in the 10thparliament.

According to sources that attended the NRM Central Executive Committee meeting, the party also maintained that Jacob Oulanyah remains the deputy speaker of the 10th parliament.

Meanwhile the six candidates who were vying for post of deputy speaker were told to withdraw from the race in favour of Ouilanyah.

The six candidates are David Bahati, Mr Hamson Obua, Jovah Kamateeka, Monica Amoding, Abbas Agaba and Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo.

Sources close to CEC told the media last evening that individual messages were sent to each of the eight candidates in the race, inviting them for vetting at State House at 10am.

However, the meeting did not commence until past 3pm since the NRM electoral commission boss Tanga Odoi had to present the list of successful candidates to CEC.

Dr Odoi presented Mr Oulanyah and Ms Kadaga as the only NRM MPs nominated for Speakership.

He also told CEC that six candidates were nominated for the position of the Deputy Speaker.


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