The 8th Meeting of the 4th Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement Party sitting in Emergency Session at Entebbe today 23rd March 2022, has approved Anitah Among to replace late Jacob Oulanya as Speaker of Parliament.
“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13(3), (a), (i) and (j) of the NRM Constitution and Rule 9(3) of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus Rules of Procedure 2014, the Central Executive Committee “HEREBY recommends to the NRM Parliamentary Caucus the RT. HON. AMONG ANITA ANNET for endorsement as NRM candidate for the position of Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda. That the Central Executive Committee has considered the twelve (12) names of members who expressed interest for election to the position of Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda and having noted the withdrawal of the candidature of Hon. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng and that having interacted with all the candidates except Hon. Achieng Opendi Sarah who did not attend the interaction,” a statement from CEC reads.
“CEC having noted that the NRM Party has established a culture and practice of elevating the Deputy Speaker to the position of Speaker, even when there has not been any disruption and now, even more, when there is an emergency.”
The CEC meeting resolved also to place on record, the party’s distinct recognition and warm acknowledgement of the sterling contribution of Rt. Hon. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah (RIP), Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, to the vigorous advancement of the Programs of National Resistance Movement;
To clearly recognize the vibrant functioning and meticulous implementation of the legislative agenda of the Parliament of Uganda under the clear watch of Rt. Hon. Oulanyah;
To hold out his life and exemplary leadership as an example worth emulating, by the entire membership of the NRM and all Ugandan Patriots.
The NRM parliamentary caucus is set to sit tomorrow at Kololo.