By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Bukedea District Woman Member of Parliament Hon Among Anita Annet has been declared the winner of the Deputy Speakership Race for the 11th Parliament after polling 415 defeating Hon Muhammad Nsereko and Hon Nsibambi Yusuf
Among who was on Sunday night endorsed by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus as the party candidate for the post got 415 votes while her closet contender, Nsibambi got 35 Nsereko trailed with 24 votes.
Among was Monday nominated for the position of Deputy Speaker by Ajuri County MP, Denis Hamson Obua and seconded by Rushenyi county MP, Naome Kabasharira during the first sitting of the 11th Parliament at Kololo Airstrip, Kampala.
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus Sunday endorsed Among as their flag bearer for the position of the Deputy Speaker race in the 11th Parliament.
This is after she scored 168 votes with her closest rival, Thomas Tayebwa, the Ruhinda County North MP, coming second with 149 votes.
Ms Robina Rwakoojo, the Member of Parliament for Gomba West County in Gomba District, came in the last position with only 10 votes.
Anita Among, 47, is an accountant, a lawyer and a politician, born in Bukedea District. She possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), and a Master of Business Administration (Accounting) from Makerere University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Banking from Uganda Martyrs University, and a Bachelor of Laws from Kampala International University.
She joined Parliament in 2016. Ms Among says her experience in both the Opposition and the NRM makes her a suitable candidate for the Office of Deputy Speaker.