Deputy Speaker Of Parliament Race Sees Contestants Trading Accusations.

The race for the 11th deputy speaker of Parliament is intense with some contestants pointing fingers at others. They are questioning the agenda of those who are giving out handouts to fellow legislators.
Some of the contenders said this state of matters will destroy the sacredness of the August House. Seven MPs have so far shown interest in the deputy speaker position. They include Thomas Tayebwa of Ruhinda North, Muhammad Nsereko of Kampala Central, Shartis Musherure Kutesa of Mawogola North, Jacob Oboth Oboth of West Budama County South, Robinah Rwakoojo of Gomba West, Anita Among of Bukedea, Theodore Ssekikubo of Lwemiyaga. Oboth Oboth one of the competitors told Nile Post that he had written to President Museveni informing him that some of his colleagues had started dishing out many to MPs to gain their support. He further said this was unfortunate and would decay the confidence people have in Parliament. Another contender, Tayebwa said with his knowledge of five years in Parliament, he is more than ready to be the next deputy speaker of parliament. Tayebwa said he is concerned with the attrition rate of legislators (which stands at 70%). He pledged to introduce an appraisal system for all MPs. This he says will improve their performance both in parliament and in their constituencies. He said once elected, he will join the gap between the government and the opposition.

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