Over 200 MPs Back Nsereko for Deputy Speaker

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In short
The legislators say they have thrown their weight behind Nsereko to push for a generational change in the house. Peter Mugema Panadol, the Iganga Municipality Member of Parliament, said they have decided to back Rebecca Kadaga, the incumbent speaker and Nsereko to restore the sanity of parliament.

About 200 members of parliament across the political divide have thrown their weight behind the bid of Muhammad Nsereko, the Kampala Central legislator for the post of deputy speaker of parliament. 



The group is comprised of legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party, the Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic Party and independent legislators.
 
 
The legislators say they have thrown their weight behind Nsereko to push for a generational change in the house. Peter Mugema Panadol, the Iganga Municipality Member of Parliament, said they have decided to back Rebecca Kadaga, the incumbent speaker and Nsereko to restore the sanity of parliament.
 

//Cue In: With Kadaga and Nsereko…
Cue Out:…of the voters//


The campaign taskforce of Nsereko is chaired by Bukedea Woman MP-elect, Anita Among. Other members include Simon Oyet and Akello Franca Latif Ssebagala and Muyanga Ssenyonya, Winnie Kizza, Hatwib Katoto and Christopher Kibazanga and Panadol Mugema.

 
Rubaga South MP-elect, Kato Lubwama and Christopher Kibazanga said they need a younger person who is independent to steer the House and hold their interests at heart.



English 

//Cue In: We need the collective voice…
Cue Out:…self-centered//


Luganda Kato Lubwama


//Cue In: Ayina endowooza…
Cue Out:…Buganda wano//


Nsereko, who pledged support to Kadaga, outlined three issues, which he will focus on once elected as Deputy Speaker.

//Cue In: The image of this Parliament…
Cue Out:…right side of history//


There was drama during the meeting when Budaka Woman MP-elect, Pamela Kamugo knelt down, begging members to support Nsereko's bid.
 

English

//Cue In: The image of this Parliament…
Cue Out:…Nsereko//


Luganda
//Cue In: Mpagira mwami Nsereko…
Cue Out:…omulamwa//


Nsereko will battle for the position with MPs David Bahati, Monica Amoding, Abbas Agaba, Wilfred Niwagaba, Theodore Ssekikubo, Jovah Kamateeka and Denis Obua. Elections for the speaker are scheduled to be held on May 20th after swearing in of all MPs.
 

 

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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.