The ruling NRM parliamentary caucus has confirmed Rebecca Kadaga as the flag bearer for the position of speaker fin the 10th parliament and Jacob Oulanyah as her deputy.
The decision was reached at a meeting held at State House Entebbe and chaired by President Yoweri Museveni.
It was an endorsement of an earlier decision made by the Central Executive Committee [CEC] that sat Entebbe early in the week.
Oulanyah had turned down the offer by CEC to deputise Kadaga insisting on a vote by the caucus.
Kadaga who seemed to know the final decision was already celebrating and thanking her supporters.
However, Oulanyah refused to pick expression of interest forms for the position of deputy speaker prompting today’s vote that maintained the statusquo.
Those who wanted Oulanyah’s job all withdrew in his favour.
They included; Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County), Agaba Abass (Kitagweda County), Monicah Amoding (Kumi woman), David Bahati (Ndorwa West) and Denis Hamson Obua (Ajuri County)
Opposition had also hinted at the possibility of fronting their own candidate to run against Kadaga.
They are yet to name the candidate.
The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe on May 19, shortly after the swearing in of new lawmakers, which starts on May 16-18, will supervise the election of the speaker.