Outgoing Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.

 

Former Deputy Speaker of the 10th Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has been sworn in as Omoro County Legislator. He also revealed that the swearing makes another new begining.

He accompanied by family and relatives, the Lawyer was sworn in earlier on Tuesday morning.

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Speaking at Parliament, Oulanyah said he is willing to be a back bench member in case he doesn’t win the Speakership race.  “Since my main job at Parliament is to represent Omoro County, I would certainly not abdicate my main task at Parliament.” he said

“I was elected MP for Omoro County and that journey starts today, anything else is a bonus. In my honest assessment of Parliament, the next five years shouldn’t be like the last five, there are things that we must change whether I’m there or not,” he said.

He added “Today is the beginning of another journey … A journey in which we must achieve a few things; more focus on improving service delivery and the over all goal of achieving social economic transformation of our people. I thank the people of Omoro for giving me this mandate”.

Oulanyah is yet to pick expression of interest forms at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretariat for the Speakership position.

He will be competing against Rebecca Kadaga who is seeking reelection, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda and Rakai District Woman MP Juliet Kinyamatama.

Oulanyah has been on the receiving end as Kadaga side has been hurling insults athim . Last month, Kadaga labeled him a coward, noting that during the age limit debate Oulanyah allegedly called her and said there was something he couldn’t handle and she came in straight into fire as the Deputy ran away.

In retaliation the deputy speaker said his senior lost support and she should not be campaigning if she has support of the 300 MPs as she alleges.

The two and others are expected to pick express of interest nomination forms from the electoral commission of their mother party, NRM. The NRM MPs will therefore proceed to choose who will represent them in the Speakership race.

The election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker is scheduled to take place on the 24th May 2021 at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.