PARLIAMENT, UGANDA: Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has officially declared his bid to contest for the the Speaker of Parliament position in the coming 11th Parliament.
Ssemujju who is also the Spokesperson of the Forum for Democratic Change and Opposition Chief Whip in parliament made it official while appearing on NBS Television on Tuesday Morning.
Semujju is set to battle it out with the incumbent Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her deputy, Jacob Oulanyah among others who have publicly declared interest in the big position.
According to Ssemujju, he has been in parliament for two terms hence he is capable of leading the parliament while in his third term.
Kadaga, the incumbent speaker is one of the longest serving legislators in the Ugandan parliament has been in the position for two terms since taking over from the now Vice President Rt. Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in 2011.
The new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament will be elected in May by the Members of Parliament after their swearing-in.