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Speaker elections for 11th parliament postponed to the 24th of May 2021

The election date of the 11th Speaker and deputy speaker of parliament has been postponed to May 24, 2021and will take place at Kololo independence grounds.

The election date of the 11th Speaker and deputy speaker of parliament has been postponed to May 24, 2021and will take place at Kololo independence grounds.

According to the Principal Private Secretary to the president, Dr Kenneth Omona, the election will take place on the first sitting of the 11th parliament which will be 24th May 2021 at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

Doctor. Omona informed the current speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga that the newly elected president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had signed the proclamation for the first sitting of the 11th parliament of the Republic of Uganda to be postponed to the 24th of May 2021.

“This is to inform you that the president has signed the proclamation for the first sitting of the 11th parliament of the Republic of Uganda to be held at Kololo ceremonial grounds on May 24, 2021, at 10 am…,” Omona said.

The president is expected to attend the first sitting of the 11th parliament on the 24th of May and the election for the speaker of the 11th parliament of Uganda are to occur on the same day.

The following member of parliament have shown interest in contesting for the speaker seat, Forum for Democratic Change’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, incumbent Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah, both from the ruling NRM party.

The race for deputy speaker has also attracted a multitude of candidates including Bukedea Woman MP Annet Anita Among, State Minister for Finance, David Bahati and Robinah Rwakoojo, Gomba West MP.

It should be remembered that Kadaga, who has been a speaker for 10 years, faces stiff competition for the position from Oulanyah who has been a deputy for 10 years.

 

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