MP Ssekikubo: I am not Bowing out Of Deputy Speaker Race

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According to Ssekikubo, he is ready to tussle it out with six other candidates for the position when the NRM caucus convenes on Thursday.

Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament, says he will not bow out of the race for the Deputy Speaker of parliament. 



This follows reports that the National Resistance Movement- RM Central party Executive Committee (CEC) has decided to maintain Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy, Jacob Oulanyah, as Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the 10th parliament respectively.
 

However, Ssekikubo dismisses the claim as false, saying there is no way CEC could make such a recommendation unless Oulanyah expresses interest in retaining the seat of deputy speaker. According to Ssekikubo, he is ready to tussle it out with six other candidates for the position when the NRM caucus convenes on Thursday.
 

 
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On Tuesday, some of the candidates expressed disappointment when word went around that the NRM Central Executive Committee-CEC had resolved to maintain the status quo in the leadership of parliament, saying it would dent internal party democracy.
 

However, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi said only seven aspirants including Denis Obua, David Bahati, Monica Amoding, Jovah Kamateeka, Ssekikuubo, Mijumbi and Abbas Agaba were cleared for the position.

  
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Rosette Mutambi Kajungu, Mbabara Woman MP-elect submitted her expression of interest forms for the position on Tuesday. According to Mutambi her experience as head of HEPS Uganda, a coalition for health promotion and social development spanning over five years is adequate for her to steer the House.
 
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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.