Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda

Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has officially declared his intention to contest for the office of the Speaker of Parliament in the 11th Parliament.

The MP made the revelation while talking to the press in Parliament on Tuesday morning.

According to Ssemujju, he has been in parliament for two terms hence he is capable of leading the parliament while in his third term.

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The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC spokesperson and Opposition Chief Whip is set to battle it out with the incumbent Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her deputy, Jacob Oulanyah.

Kadaga, one of the longest serving legislators in the Ugandan parliament has been speaker of parliament for 10 years having taken over from Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in 2011.

The new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament will be elected in May by the Members of Parliament after their swearing-in.