The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has banned contestants for the post of speaker and deputy speaker in the 10th Parliament from holding radio and television talk shows until after May 5, 2016 when the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) will have decided who the party candidate for the job will be.
According to the NRM electoral commission chairman Tanga Odoi, this is in accordance with the party electoral rules and regulations.
“Of recent, we have witnessed contestants for the post of speaker going to radio and TV to throw dirty words at each other yet this is in breach of the party electoral laws,” said Odoi in reference to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanya who have lately been attacking each other in the media with several allegations.
The two are vying for the post of speaker in the 10th Parliament.
Odoi made the remarks while appearing on a political radio talk show in Capital radio on Saturday.
“I have received two names for the post of Speaker; Kadaga and Oulanya for the post of Speaker and six names for the post of deputy speaker and on Monday, I am sending these names to CEC for vetting,” he added.