Official Battle Kicks Off As Jacob Oulanyah Picks Nomination Forms To Oust Kadaga From Speakership Seat

Official Battle Kicks Off As Jacob Oulanyah Picks Nomination Forms To Oust Kadaga From Speakership Seat

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Former Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya has Friday picked nomination forms from ruling National Resistance Movement  (NRM) party headquarters to officially declare his desire to contest for the highest office at parliament [Speaker].

READ ALSO: Hopeful Oulanyah Hands Over Deputy Speaker’s Office Ahead Of Battle For Speakership Race

Flamboyant Oulanyah, while handing over the deputy speaker’s office on Wednesday told the press that he wasn’t going to be deputy speaker again sealing off all possibilities of him to relent back. “My tenure as deputy speaker ends today, I’m surely not coming back here,” Oulanyah said.

Oulanyah, after expressing interest in this seat at party headquarters he noted, ”I started this journey in 2016 and I intend to finish the race. The next 5 years of Parliament should not be the same as before We must change the way things are done at Parliament but above all work to restore public confidence in the institution we send out representatives in.”

Oulanyah’s picking of nomination forms today concludes the activities at the party’s electoral commission before the CEC sits tomorrow to vet the names on each of the positions before they are subjected to a vote during the caucus meeting expected on Sunday.

READ ALSO: Will It Be Kadaga Or Oulanyah? NRM CEC Stuck With Speakership Battle As Museveni Calls For Another Meeting

The races (speaker and deputy) have since attracted a number of contestants from the ruling party and opposition. Among those from the opposition on the deputy, the speakership race includes; Dennis Oguzu, (Maracha County, FDC), Muhammad Nsereko(Kampala Central, Ind) and Yusuf Nsibambi (Mawokota South,Ind).

READ ALSO: Panicky Kadaga Lifts Fight From Oulanyah To Museveni’s Brother Gen Saleh, UMC Boss Ofwono Opondo

On Monday, May 24, the NRM flag bearer will face off with FDC’s Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda (Kira Municipality) and DP’s Richard Ssebamala (Bukoto Central) and Parliament are expected to convene next week at Kololo to elect Speaker and Deputy Speaker of 11th Parliament.

READ ALSO: Squeaky-Bum Time For Speaker Kadaga As She Runs Out Of Patience! Rushes To Kisozi Uninvited, Begs Museveni To Eliminate ‘Thorny’ Oulanyah From Speakership Race!

Meanwhile, political pundits predict that Oulanyah still stands firm in this race and has more chances of winning the seat reflecting on Museveni’s Kyankwanzi speech recently where he spit venom against Kadaga’s leadership saying, “We have got a lot of delays by this parliament. Sometimes I am polite and I don’t want to get into political problems and that’s why I don’t want to talk so much. I have been begging as if the projects are mine.”

Seemingly frustrated Museveni with Kadaga’s parliament, further noted that delays for his approvals must stop and everybody should play their part genuinely. ”You should know that for the vaccine am lobbying for shall help solve the problems of Uganda but also make more money. Therefore, am stoping begging but use my authority as a president and as a leader of the National Resistance Movement (NRM),” he said.

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