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Jacob Oulanya beats Kadaga to become speaker of 11th Parliament


  1.  Oulanyah 300 votes
  2.  Kadaga 182 votes
  3.  Ssemujju 15 votes

National| THE NORTHERN LINK UG | The ruling party’s candidate Jacob Oulanyah has been elected Speaker, according to preliminary results from the polls. He will become the speaker of the 11th parliament after the clerks read the final result.

The National Resistance Movement  (NRM) flag bearer will take over from Rebecca Kadaga, who decided to contest as an independent after the party’s Central Executive Committee over-looked her for the elections.

H.E President Museveni watching the procession

The elections held at Kololo Independence Grounds were presided over by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, and were the first sitting of the 11th Parliament following the swearing-in of 529 elected Members of Parliament last week.

Omoro County MP Oulanyah has been serving as Deputy Speaker in the 9th and 10th Parliament, with Kamuli Woman MP Kadaga as Speaker in both previous parliaments.  Both candidates are from the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party but Kadaga chose to contest as an independent candidate after her party offered the flag to Oulanyah

Former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga congratulates Speaker-Elect

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