The battle for the Speaker of the incoming 10th Parliament has taken yet another dimension with two men in the race now in secret talks for a possible coalition against the incumbent, order http://ccrail.com/wp-admin/includes/template.php Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that the Deputy Speaker, viagra sale http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/jp.php Jacob Oulanyah and the minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa are in close, advice comfortable contact and in extensive consultations to make sure the Kamuli strong woman is kicked out.
Oulanyah has not yet publicly declared his intentions but his subtle structures are already running campaigns.
This website on Friday revealed that the Deputy Speaker had hosted about 50 new Members of Parliament at his home in Muyenga.
Kutesa who successfully chaired the United Nations General Assembly for a year is said to be now interested in chairing the Parliament though just like Oulanyah, the Sembabule bull is yet to make a public announcement.
The two men have been communicating electronically for the better part of this week and the last one was on Thursday evening the very day when Oulanyah met new MPs in the morning.
According to sources close to both of them, the two are striking a deal where one of them will settle for a deputy and other takes the bigger one.
They would then run a unison campaign to knock out Kadaga and also comfortably defeat anyone interested in the position of deputy.
“They (Oulanyah and Kutesa) are now not rivals. They definitely have a common goal but carefully keeping it between themselves. I cannot precisely point at it for now but they are together for something or things,” a source very near to Oulanyah told us on the condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile a minister close to Kutesa said he was not surprised about the development.
“I had expected from the start that Sam and Jacob would talk. It is happening now and not a surprise to me at all. The double effort is a good strategy and if they finally agree it will be totally a different game. The Speaker and the Deputy will fall in their hands,” a minister who asked not to be named said.
When contacted, Oulanyah confirmed talking to Kutesa but said it was just the “usual interaction” he has always had with the minister.
“I am the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and he is the minister of Foreign Affairs. Our talking on phone or whatever you have picked is not to plot against anyone. We always talk,” said Oulanyah.
When pressed harder by this reporter, Oulanyah stated that coalition in politics is not a crime but an understanding and mature way of doing things.
“Alliance is not new nor an offense in politics. I think it’s a better and advanced approach,” he stated.
Our constants calls to Kutesa went unanswered and not returned.
The battle for the Speaker is hot and expected to shake the ruling National Resistance Movement party.
The party Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni while in Kyankwanzi stopped the campaigns for the position and said the Central Executive Committee would decide the way forward.