Blow to Oulanyah as NRM kicks out Nankabirwa from Speaker program

Former Kiboga Woman MP Ruth Nankabirwa, former deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah and Ms. Rebecca Kadaga (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA —The National Resistance Movement party leadership has stopped the outgoing Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa from participating in the organization of the primary election for Speaker of Parliament.

Nankabirwa has been the Caucus Chairperson for 5 years by the virtue of her ministerial position. She has positioned herself as the number one promoter of the outgoing deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah.

An official memo sent out by the NRM Chairperson Electoral Commission, Tanga Odoi on Friday evening, did not include the outgoing Caucus Chairperson in any activity.
Oulanyah and his camp had banked all their hopes in Nankabirwa to make sure Rebecca Kadaga is rejected by the Central Executive Committee and even Caucus.

Now it is only President Yoweri Museveni and Tanga Odoi who are going to handle the election of the Speaker.

According to Tanga’s communication, MPs are expected to arrive at State Hous between 8AM and 9AM on Sunday.
Second on the agenda is President Yoweri Museveni, who is the Chairman of the party, calling the meeting to order at 10:00AM.

It will be followed by the traditional singing of the National Anthem which has been allocated 5 minutes and meant to end at 10:05AM.

10:05AM-10:20AM is allocated for prayers to be followed by communication from the chair to last 40 minutes until 11:00AM.

NRM Electoral Commission will take charge from 11:00AM to specifically conduct the election for the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

The results will be declared by Tanga at 2:00PM.

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