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Uganda: Fox Odoi Jumps Into Race to Become Deputy Speaker

With Jacob Oulanyah set to battle again against Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, eight Members of Parliament have so far shown interest in filling the 'vacant' position of Deputy Speaker.

p Kampala, Uganda — With Jacob Oulanyah set to battle again against Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, eight Members of Parliament have so far shown interest in filling the 'vacant' position of Deputy Speaker.Oulanyah has been Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan parliament since 2011, and competed and won against Kadaga in 2016."I have formally written to the Chairman of the NRM party and to the Central Executive Committee (CEC) confirming my interest in serving the country as Deputy Speaker in the 11th Parliament.Process of electing a Speaker, and Deputy The election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament is the first activity of the assembly when the house opens its doors in May.

According to Article 82 of the 1995 Constitution, the office of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament shall be elected by members of Parliament from among themselves.According to Theodore Ssekikubo, the Deputy Speaker's position requires competence and experience, and these are some of the qualities he comes with for another term in Parliament.

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