The state minister for security Hon Oboth Oboth has resigned from his ministerial position to take on the role of Speaker of Parliament which is currently vacant after the death of Hon Jacob Oulanyah.
Hon Oboth resigned today 22nd March 2022 to express his interest in the role.
The NRM’S electoral commission chairperson Tanga Odoi revealed that the NRM CEC is sitting today to find out who they will endorse for the position.
“Today, the NRM EC kick starts the process of getting a flag bearer for the Speakership position. The Speaker of Parliament is where we have a vacancy and not the position of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament. We implement the law as it is,” NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Tanga Odoi said.
Hon Tanga Odoi also told ministers interested in the job not to resign as the NRM CEC will have to first sit to determine who they will endorse.
His announcement however came in after Oboth had already thrown in the towel for this role.
“For now, no candidate should resign until CEC endorses them. That is the guidance we got. I request NRM members to respect the decision of CEC. Being a Speaker is not a do or die situation,” he added.
There is still a lot of speculation and questions in regards to this role. Its now so far two names that have been raised in this situation in regards to the role.
These are the current Deputy speaker Hon Anita Among, Hon Oboth Oboth. Thomas Tayebwa the government chief whip made it clear that he’s not interested in the role whereas the former speaker Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is yet to comment on the position