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RACE FOR SPEAKER: NRM Has No Vacancy For Deputy Speaker – Tanga Odoi

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The Chairperson National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission has revealed that the Party has no vacancy for the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

 

Speaking to journalists this morning, 22nd March 2022, Dr. Tanga Odoi emphasized “that the party will not conduct any nominations for the position.”    According to Dr. Odoi, President Museveni has no yet endorsed any candidate for Parliament speakership.

 

Dr. Tanga’s position means the current Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Anita Among remains Deputy Speaker.

 

The NRM electoral commission has also banned processions as parliament speaker aspirants seek nomination from the party offices from Tuesday.

 

“We do not have vacancy for the deputy speaker. We only have a vacancy for the speaker,” he said hours after a number of NRM parliamentarians had already started jostling for the position.

 

 

Herbert Tom Kinobere, the NRM parliamentary caucus vice chairperson had earlier on said that Anita Among will be presented as the party’s choice for speakership while Thomas Tayebwa will deputize her.

 

In a special House sitting, parliamentarians will Friday vote to replace for a new speaker to replace Mr Jacob Oulanyah who died from a hospital in USA on Sunday.

 

The NRM electoral commission has also banned processions as parliament speaker aspirants seek nomination from the party offices from Tuesday.

 

“We shall not allow any procession to this place. We must respect the family of the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah- and respect the spirit of mourning. We shall only allow a maximum of five people to enter the party electoral commission premises for the nominations,” Dr Odoi said.

 

According to him, President Museveni has no yet endorsed any candidate for speakership.

 

“All aspirants will be vetted by the Central Executive Committee chaired by the party chairperson and those found fit will be recommended to the NRM parliamentary caucus,” he disclosed.

 

The NRM Parliamentary Caucus will sit on Thursday, also at Kololo Independence Grounds.

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