Exclusive: Meeting Underway at Statehouse as Kadaga, Oulanya Fight for Speaker Post

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President Museveni has this Monday morning called all National Resistance Movement (NRM) contestants for the positions of Speaker of Parliament and Deputy Speaker.

ChimpReports has exclusively established that the meeting was as of 7:30pm still underway at State House Entebbe.

The special session started shortly after the weekly cabinet meeting.

The meeting at Entebbe is being attended by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Also contestants for Deputy speaker including Thomas Tayebwa and Robina Rwakoojo graced the session.

We are yet to establish what’s transpiring in the meeting.

However, it comes amid intense campaigns and lobbying for the top positions in Parliament pitting powerful NRM top shots.

While meeting lawmakers from Eastern Uganda, Kadaga said she was not willing to relinquish her position of speaker for any other  political appointment.

She said she had been tipped for the position of Vice President but vowed to reject it.

On the other hand, Oulanya, who is eyeing the position of speaker, maintains Kadaga had agreed to relinquish the post after serving for ten years.

Kadaga denies the claims and has vowed to fight harder to keep her position.

Internally, Kadaga is accused of humiliating government officials in Parliament and allying with opposition elements to serve her own interests.

In 2020, Museveni slammed Parliament for allocating Shs 20m to each lawmaker to fight COVID-19, saying the action was “morally reprehensible” especially when the country was in such a crisis.

ChimpReports understands an underground movement of mainly youthful politicians are working around the clock to defeat Kadaga.

They say Oulanya is more liberal, less confrontational and delivered the north to Museveni in 2021 elections yet the president performed poorly in Kadaga’s backyard.

Source – ChimpReports

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