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Breaking: Anita Among Resigns As Deputy Speaker Ahead Of Speakership Race


The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Annet Among has stepped down her position and is set to be nominated for the position of the Speaker of Parliament at the National Resistance Movement electoral commission headquarters on Tuesday at 11:00am.

The Capital Times have learnt that Among, who has served as the Deputy Speaker for 9 months, resolved together with her team on Monday evening to take a swipe at the Speakership.

Herbert Kinobero the National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus Vice Chairman, confirmed the development and said Among will be expressing her interest in the Speakership race as NRM Flag bearer.

Kazo county Member of Parliament, Dan Kimosho, who is among the Among mobilizers, confirmed the development.

“The young people wanted Oulanyah but unfortunately God has taken him,” said Kimosho.

Adding: “The suitable alternative for (the departed) Jacob is now Among”.

Kimosho noted that Among has for the last 9 months exhibited capabilities to handle the office of the Speaker.

“She’s well steered the House for 9 months, gained experience and exhibited a uniting character,” he said.

Kimosho was recently appointed by Among to be the chairperson of the ad hoc committee established to carry out fresh investigations into Nakawa-Naguru land saga.

The date for the election of the new Speaker of Parliament to replace the departed Jacob Oulanyah, is set for Friday March 25, 2022.

The National Resistance Movement party, which has the decisive majority, has set tomorrow Tuesday for the expression of interest by its Members of Parliament.

The NRM CEC is will convene the next day on Wednesday to receive and vet names before sending them to the Caucus.

The NRM Caucus Spokesman, Alex Brandon Kintu confirmed to ChimpReports that they will convene a special sitting on Thursday.

“Yes, the Caucus is sitting on Thursday to debate and harmonize on the vacant position of the Speaker,” said Kintu.

The election on Friday will be conducted by the Chief Justice, Alfonso Owiny Dollo as per the constitutional requirement.

Dollo on Sunday evening left Seattle, United States, where the former speaker died from on Sunday morning and is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday early morning.

The Constitution article 82 (4) says when the seat of the Speaker of Parliament fall vacant, the first business in the House is the election of the new Speaker.

“No business shall be transacted in Parliament other than an election to the office of the Speaker at any time that office is vacant.”


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