So far, five MPs have shown their interest in replacing deceased ‘Jacob Oulanyah’ as the next speaker of the 11th Parliament.
There are five those who are presented themselves in the NRM headquarters in Kampala, and now they are waiting for the party’s top organ to make decisions.
The four include; current Deputy Speaker Anita Among, who picked her forms through one of her aides.
The current members in the race are Deputy Attorney General and Kyaka legislator ‘Jackson Kafuzi Karugaba’. They stated he is picking inspiration from former speakers Kadaga and Oulanyah to show the house.
Others include Sarah Opendi, the Tororo District woman MP, who expressed interest through her lawyer Mujurizi Jamil David, Arua Central MP Jackson Atima, and Dokolo South County MP Felix Okot Ogong.
Meanwhile, the opposition leader in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has stated that the opposition party will be going to hold a meeting on Thursday in order to decide on the speakership race set for Friday this week.
Mpuuga revealed via his tweet that the Shadow Cabinet had granted a green light to members of the opposition to carry out consultations ahead of the Thursday meeting.
According to Mpuuga, the Cabinet of Shadow has agreed this morning in order to continue their consultations with other stakeholders ahead of the Opposition Caucus meeting on Thursday to decide on the upcoming speaker of Parliament elections.
The position of the Speaker of Parliament fell vacant on Sunday, following the death of now-former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who died in Seattle, United States of America.
‘Jacob Oulanyah’, who served the nation as a speaker of Parliament for nine months and 24 days. Oulanyah, who was struggling with ill health for the past several days, was announced dead on Sunday by President Museveni. He passed on in Seattle, United States of America.