By Markson Omagor
National Resistance Movement NRM) top decision making organ has voted Jacob Oulanyah as NRM flag bearer for the post of Speaker of Parliament 2021-2026.
News just coming in from State House this morning 23rd May 2021 indicate that the former Speaker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga lost the vote to Oulanyah.
To many political pundits, this is not surprising because Kadaga is seen within the NRM kitchen power house as one bent on building her own power.
“U see Kadaga first attacked state house handlers for fighting her..
Then she attacked Saleh, Nankabiwa & Lumumba…
Thereafter she attacked ministers from western Ug & Anite and Ogwang
Thereafter she attacked the Anita’s and the other elders from teso
Then she came for secretariat
And then crowned it all up with attacking the president on the day she expressed interest.” He said.
To this source, Kadaga’s fate was sealed when she started trashing NRM organs to which she belongs. She is also largely seen as promoting the interests of Opposition in Parliament at the expense of her own Party.
Indeed at the launch of her bid to retain the Speakership, Kadaga was seen being accompanied by Opposition MPs such as Elijah Okupa of Kasilo County.
The entrance of Anita Among, the Woman MP Bukedea is believed to have worked against Kadaga. Anita is favoured to be Deputy Speaker. Both are women and come from the East.