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I never agreed to step down after serving two terms – Kadaga

Hon Rebecca Kadaga (Courtesy Photo)

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has denied ever agreeing to step down after serving two terms as speaker of parliament as has been claimed by some individuals in the ruling NRM party.

It has been alleged that Hon Kadaga agreed to serve two terms as speaker and step down for somebody else to which her deputy Hon Jacob Oulanya agreed to not contest against her in 2016, hoping to stand in 2021.

Hon Kadaga syas that she only questioned the NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) why they wanted her to serve as speaker for only five (5) years while her predecessor, Hon Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi had served as speaker for ten (10) years.

Ahead of the NRM members retreat in Kyankwazi soon, Hon Kadaga says whatever decisions that will be made there are not binding to parliament and they can make their own personal decisions when the time comes for them to vote for speaker.

Kadaga was speaking to current and elected members of parliament from Karamoja and Bukedi regions in her bid to canvass for votes for another term as speaker of parliament; and they promised her their support, deriving their decision to do so on her service delivery for the past two terms.

Kadaga will be going toe to toe with her current deputy Jon Jacob Oulanya and Opposition Chief Whip, Hon Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda for the position of Speaker of the 11th Parliament after the swearing in of the elected leaders in May this year.

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