Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has submitted his interest forms for the post of Speaker of the 10th Parliament to Electoral Commission (EC), a day after his contender speaker Rebecca Kadaga submitted hers for the same post.
Oulanyah on Wednesday submitted his papers to EC which will in turn submit them to ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) for approval.
He, however, declined to speak to the press, saying this would amount to campaigning, contrary to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party rules.
This comes just a day after president Museveni warned Kadaga and Oulanya, currently locked in an acrimonious contest for Speaker of the 10th Parliament, not to drag his name into the race that has been marred by accusations and counter-accusations.
Sources that attended the ruling NRM’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at State House Entebbe said Mr Museveni was not happy that his name was being used by the duo as a jockeying tool in the bid to convince MPs over who is fit to occupy the country’s third most coveted office.