Anita Among wins speakership of 11th Parliament by landslide

Anita Among has been elected new Speaker of the 11th Parliament (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA — Bukeda Woman MP, Anita Annet Among has been elected Speaker of the 11th Parliament after a landslide victory over the opposition candidate, Asumani Basalirwa.

During the voting that took place at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds on Friday, among others, 401 votes were polled while Basalirwa got 66 votes. One vote was invalid.

This means she will shortly be sworn in as the speaker, replacing the deceased Jacob Oulanyah.

The election of a deputy speaker was due to follow the one of the speaker.

NRM’s Thomas Tayebwa is facing opposition candidate Okot P’Bitek and another independent candidate as the MP for Rukiga County.

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