By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1804 EAT on 23rd March 2022.
Bukedea Woman MP, Anita Among is the official flag bearer of the ruling political party, NRM for the speakership race.
According to HICGI News Agency sources , following hours of interviewing the various candidates, the top organ of the ruling party cleared Among as deceased Jacob Oulanyah’s replacement.
“She left smiling after being approved as the next speaker,”the source at State House in Entebbe where the meeting was, told this HICGI news agency
The NRM vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukulua who is also a CEC member confirmed the development.
“Rt Hon Anita Among approved by CEC to be the next speaker of Parliament of Uganda,”Mukula tweeted on Wednesday evening.
By being approved by the top party ruling organ, Among beat 11 other NRM MPs who were vying for the position.
Thirteen (13) National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs who were in the Race for the position of Speaker of Parliament. These include the Deputy Speaker Anita Among, Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi, Minister of State for Defence Jacob Oboth Oboth, Jackson Atima Lee Buti, Arua Central MP, and Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi, Dokolo South MP Felix Okot Ogongo, Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo, Kagoma North MP Kintu Brandon, Minister of State for Sports Hamson Obua, Florence Asiimwe, the Masindi Woman MP, John Amos Okot, the Agago North MP, and Pius Wakabi, the Bugahya County MP.