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FDC endorses Ssemujju in Parliament Speakership race

Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has finally endorsed Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda in the Speakership race for the 11th Parliament.
While making the announcement, Party Chairman Amb. Waswa Birigwa said the decision was reached through the party’s top organs, the working committee, the Parliamentary caucus and the National Executive Council (NEC) of FDC with all agreed to front the Kira Municipality MP.

“We agreed to front Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Hon. Yussuf Nsibambi to contest for the positions of Speaker and deputy speaker of the 11th Parliament respectively,” he said.

Birigwa also said that as a party, they will give their candidates all the necessary support throughout the race in the next Parliament.

FDC is now the first political party to endorse candidates for the Speakership race with the rest yet to make any official pronouncements.

The Speakership race has so far attracted interest from four other candidates including Rebecca Kadaga (NRM) and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah (NRM), Rakai Woman MP Juliet Kinyamatama (NRM) and Richard Sebamala (DP).
These are however yet to be endorsed by their respective parties.

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