Forget the fight for Presidency, the real political battle to watch is soon unfolding in the Parliament of Uganda.
The battle is between who takes Speaker and Deputy Speaker jobs.
To throw a spanner in the works, Kampala elected MP Mohammad Nsereko has already expressed ambitions of contesting as the Deputy Speaker, a position he has ever attempted to snatch in the last term but was defeated by Hon Jacob Oulanyah.
This website has exclusively learnt that Mr Nsereko, a former member of the ruling party who is now an independent in the August House is covertly being supported by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
“For sometime now, Nsereko has been telling us that he is the next Deputy Speaker,” a source at Parliament told this website.
“And by the way he very close to Kadaga than ever before,” a source added.
The two associates were seen together on Thursday in Kasanga as Kadaga presided over the commissioning of UK Mall, a new shopping center in town.
As to whether Nsereko was also invited remains unknown, but he was present and he kept engaging Kadaga as the duo couldn’t stop smiling.
“May be they were discussing a winning strategy,” a source said.
While at the function, Nsereko secretly told some members of the media that “Madam Kadaga is supporting for Deputy Speakership.”
However, he couldn’t divulge more details.
In 2016, President Yoweri Museveni kicked Nsereko out of State House meeting because the latter refused to listen to the former’s pleas to stand down from the race.
Nsereko asked Museveni to allow MPs decide on who should take the job between him and Oulanyah. Nsereko lost.
It remains a public secret that Oulanyah is interested in the Speakership and will face off with Kadaga.
Our efforts to reach Hon Nsereko for more details were unsuccessful as he didn’t pick our calls, and no official in Kadaga’s office was also willing to comment on the matter fearing to annoy their boss.