The speaker of parliament Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has been admitted to hospital, with just a few hour's to the nomination of parliamentary candidates for the 2011 elections.
Ssekandi was rushed to Bulamu Medical center in Masaka after he complained about a shock in his right leg and general body weakness. Jerevazio Ssenyonga, Ssekandi's chief campaigner says that he is shocked by the sudden change in the speaker's health.
The speaker arrived at Bulamu Medical center under tight security. He was seen limping but with support from his bodyguards.
He says that the speaker, who is seeking re-election for the Bukoto central parliamentary seat, was in good health as he traversed several areas in his constituency seeking support for his nomination earlier scheduled for Midday on Thursday.
Ssenyonga says that if his state of health does not change, the speaker could miss tomorrow's nomination.
Brasio Kabugo, a medical doctor at Bulamu Medical Center, admits that the speaker is admitted there but refused to divulge any other details about his condition.
He however says that the speaker could be in full form by tomorrow if he responds well to the treatment administered so far.
Speaking from his hospital bed, the speaker said that he developed a paralysis in his right leg and a general body weakness accompanied by cough and chest pains, shortly after he met his supporters in Kyanamukaka Sub County.
He however says that he feels better and is confident that he will turn up for nominations tomorrow.
The speaker is facing a stiff competition from DP's Jude Mbabali and independent candidate Nasser Mwanje.