By Ibrahim Bukenya
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has officially endorsed Kira Municipality MP and opposition Chiefwip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda as their candidate for the Speakership race in the 11th Parliament.
The FDC Party Chairman Amb. Waswa Birigwa said on Monday told journalists that, the decision to endorse Ssemujju for speakership race has been reached through the party’s top organs, the working committee, the Parliamentary caucus and the National Executive Council (NEC) of FDC.
“We agreed to front Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Hon. Yussuf Nsibambi to contest for the positions of Speaker and deputy speaker of the 11th Parliament respectively,” Said Amb. Waswa Birigwa
Birigwa said that as FDC, they will give their candidates all the necessary support through out the race in the next Parliament.
FDC now becomes the first political party to endorse candidates for the Speakership race as rest are yet to make any official announcements.
The Speakership race has so far attracted interest from four other candidates including Rebecca Kadaga (NRM) and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah (NRM), Rakai Woman MP Juliet Kinyamatama (NRM) and Richard Sebamala (DP).
Who have, not yet got official endorsement from their respective parties.
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