Ssemujju is FDC’s pick for Speaker of Parliament

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has, at last, endorsed the Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda’s bid for Speaker of Parliament.

The party chairman, Waswa Biriggwa told journalists at the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi near Kampala that Ssemujju will be their candidate in the May 20 elections for Speaker.

According to Biriggwa, Ssemujju is a dynamic and visionary leader that the 11th Parliament needs to steer it to make better laws to benefit the people of Uganda. 

Basing on Ssemujju’s track record as a committee chair and chief opposition whip, Biriggwa said, the Kira Municipality lawmaker has proved that he can serve in the position of the Speaker of Parliament.

The decision to endorse Ssemujju was unanimously reached by the party’s national executive committee which also agreed to have Yusuf Nsibambi, the MP-elect for Mawokota South stand for Deputy Speaker.

Tororo North MP-elect, Geoffrey Ekanya, is the other FDC MP who had expressed interest in the Speakership.

Biriggwa says the FDC cannot say anything bad about the current leadership but that it is time for a change.

He urged all members of the forthcoming Parliament including those from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) to rally behind their two members for dynamic and visionary leadership.

The head of the party’s electoral commission, Boniface Toterebuka says Ssemujju was approved because of his experience as a legislator and plausible service.

Toterebuka says Semujju understands how the House works because of his experience as a Parliamentary reporter for more than ten years and a later a legislator for two terms.

The race for Speaker has so far attracted four aspirants in the current Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, her deputy, Jacob Oulanyah, Ssemujju, and Rakai Woman MP, Juliet Kinyamatama. 


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