The Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement party has finally decided to maintain the Speaker of Parliament, page http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-includes/class-wp.php Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah in their respective positions.
The CEC sitting at State House Entebbe chaired by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni started with a hot interview, purchase http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product.php according to the sources who attended the perennially closed-door assembly.
Oulanyah and Kadaga were subjected to hours of grilling on how they performed in the 9th Parliament and also made to itemize their plans for the 10th Parliament which will be sworn in later this May.
ChimpReports on Monday reported that CEC had only two options that included generating a consensus or a single candidate or sending the two politicians to a vote to be conducted the newly elected NRM Members of Parliament.
According to a source who attended the meeting, the 29 CEC members opted for a consensus but the two strongly opposed standing down for each other.
“We had an extensive deadlock. None among them ever slightly wanted to step down for the other,” one of the CEC members who asked not to be named said.
After two hours with no inroads being made, members decided to convince Oulanyah whom they considered still young with more chances in future to leave the big post for Kadaga (60 years) and he maintains his position of deputy.
Oulanyah reportedly flatly rejected the move and said he is ready for a vote on Thursday.
“Oulanyah strongly resisted everything and only insisted for one thing; a vote on Thursday. He said he better lost in ballots,” the source added.
Oulanyah later gave his reasons when CEC members insisted on him and contentiously agreed to resume to his Deputy Speaker position.
It remains unclear the fate of 6 MPs who expressed interest for the Deputy Speaker position.
We have also confirmed campaigns have been stopped by CEC and everyone told to wait up to Thursday.
Those who showed interests for Deputy Speaker are state Minister for Finance, David Bahati, NRM Caucus Spokesman, Denis Hamson Obua, Chairperson Human Rights Committee of Parliament Jovia Kamateka, Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikuubo and National Youth MP Monica Amoding (Kumi woman MP elect).
Meanwhile, NRM has Tuesday released a statement, saying the Central Executive Committee will table its recommendation of the position of speaker to the Parliamentary caucus.
“The Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement has agreed on the way forward on the position of Speaker and Deputy of parliament respectively after a meeting held at State House in Entebbe yesterday,” reads part of the statement.
In a brief statement issued by the NRM national Chairman President Yoweri Museveni, CEC will present their recommendations to the parliamentary caucus on May 5, 2016.
“The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) met under the chairmanship of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and agreed on the way forward on the issue of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of parliament. The recommendations will be presented to parliamentary caucus on 5th of May 2016,” he said.