Tanga: Oulanyah refused to step aside for Kadaga



NRM electoral commission chairman Tanga Odoi has said deputy parliament speaker Jacob Oulanyah refused to step aside for Rebecca Kadaga.

The Central Executive Committee [CEC] had opted to have Kadaga as speaker and Oulanyah as her deputy.

Oulanyah, however, rejected the offer and refused to pick expression of interest forms for the position of deputy speaker.

Dr Tanga Odoi says the deadline for submitting expression of interest papers for the speakership was extended until 6pm yesterday.

He said during NRM CEC meet, Jacob Oulanyah was asked whether he would step aside for Rebecca Kadaga and he said NO!

“We still have two candidates for speaker (Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah),” Tanga said on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow, I will present them to the caucus for the final decision.”

By yesterday, Kadaga was sending out messages thanking legislators and all supporters for her victory.

“Congratulations my people my CEC members my MPs…this victory is for the sons and daughters of Uganda.”

She added: “One thing I want to solve is to make parliament independent from the Attorney General.”

On Thursday, Kadaga will still face Oulanyah in a vote that will decide who will become the next speaker for the 10th parliament.

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