Battle for Speakership: Kadaga launches bid for third term!

Kadaga said she has the support of many MPs because she has been a unifying factor in parliament offering the chance to every member of parliament irrespective of their parties to contribute.

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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga addressing people at the exhibition to mark 100 years of Legislating in Uganda on 23rd March 2021. THE HOMELAND MEDIA GROUP/PHOTO

By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho

The incumbent Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga launches her bid for a third term of office.

The event held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Wednesday attracted both members of the ruling NRM and opposition including the new leaders of the opposition- NUP.

Among the MPs from the NUP included; John Baptist Nambashe (Manjiya County), Orishabe Patrick Nsamba ( Kasanda North), Bashir Kazibwe Mbazira (Kawempe South), and Joyce Bagala (Mityana Woman).

During the event, members of opposition led by Dokolo woman MP Cecilia Ogwal castigated the NRM for fighting Kadaga.

They accused the party of double standards when they ringfenced the position of Vice Chairman Moses Kigongo but have continuously refused to ringfence the speakership for Kadaga.

Kadaga said she has the support of many MPs because she has been a unifying factor in parliament offering the chance to every member of parliament irrespective of their parties to contribute.

“Sometimes I get issues with my party because they want me to stifle the opposition, but I tell them I am Speaker for all,” she said.

Kadaga dismissed claims she bribed MPs with Shs60m each to vote for her against Jacob Oulanya.

Speaker Kadaga will be battling with the incumbet deputy speaker Jacobo Oulanyah and Kira municipality MP Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda.

prepare for more details about this battle for speakership…………

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