NRM Leaning Independents to Meet Museveni

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Even though the NRM caucus resolved last week to retain incumbent Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah for the position of Speaker and Deputy respectively, the Independents want to back Mohammed Nsereko, Kampala Central MP, for the position.

Forty four National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaning independent members of parliament are scheduled to meet President Yoweri Museveni.
 
The legislators first held a meeting for two hours at parliament this morning to discuss their agenda before they set off for Entebbe State House.
 
 
There are 56 NRM leaning independent members of parliament. Alioni Odria, the Aringa South MP, told URN shortly before they set off in a coaster that they were invited for the meeting by the president.
 

 
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Even though the NRM caucus resolved last week to retain incumbent Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah for the position of Speaker and Deputy respectively, the Independents want to back Mohammed Nsereko, Kampala Central MP, for the position.
 
 
Nsereko says any attempts to dissuade him from standing for the position are in vain. "I am going to Entebbe to meet the President but I am not ready to leave the race. I am willing to go all the way," Nsereko briefly told journalists.
 
 
URN has learnt that Wilfred Niwagaba,opted out of the race due to difference in opinion. "I am not looking at positions but at the bigger picture. Nsereko tabled issues of tribal and religious sentiments, which I cannot engage in so I opted out. It didn't have any inch of ground," Niwagaba told URN on phone.
 
 
Nsereko declined to comment on the matter. MPs are scheduled to vote for the position of Deputy Speaker on May 19.

 

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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.