KAMPALA, UGANDA: The National Resistance Movement Central Executive Committee (CEC) has declared Hon. Thomas Tayebwa to stand on the party ticket in the elections of the deputy speaker of parliament.
Tayebwa, who is also the NRM Chief Whip in the 11th parliament went through unopposed during the party caucus held at the Independent Ceremonial Grounds in Kololo on Thursday, March 24.
The Ruhinda North County MP who seeks to take over from Anita Among will face off battle from Rukiga County MP Roland Ndyomugyenyi Bish (Ind) who has also expressed interest in the same seat.
The opposition wing by presstime were yet to front a candidate for the elective position.
“Thank you colleagues for endorsing me unopposed for Deputy Speaker on NRM ticket,” Tayebwa tweeted shortly after his approval.
Yesterday, Tayebwa who was mostly anticipated to participate in seeking party’s endorsement for the position of the speaker coiled out of the game hours to the party’s CEC session
The Deputy Speaker seat automatically went vacant after Anita Among on Wednesday approved by the ruling party to replace deceased Jacob Oulanyah as speaker in an election that is expected to take place on Friday, March 25, 2022.
Anita will face off with Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, who has been selected by the Opposition. in the Thursday election, Basalirwa got 49 votes beating Hon. Odur Jonathan with 20 votes.
The election of the deputy speaker is expected to happen shortly after the speaker is elected on Friday, March 25.
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