Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party seems to be in a dilemma as two-party Members of Parliament Geoffrey Ekanya and Ssemujju Nganda seem to be aiming at representing their party in the Parliamentary Speaker race.
This is mainly because the Parliament of Uganda which comprises newly elected Parliamentary representatives in the recent election is yet to select whom the next Speaker of Parliament shall be.
Although both Ssemujju and Geoffrey Ekanya have shown interest, the party’s deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo states that whoever is interested ought to approach the party’s Electoral Commission and undergo the rightful procedure.
“We said whoever wants to contest should approach the party electoral commission and we will choose the party flag bearer in case more than one aspirant shows up. As we stand, only two people have expressed interest and that is Hon Ssemujju Nganda for the speakership and Hon Yusuf Nsibambi for the deputy speaker,” Kikonyogo clearly explained during a press briefing.
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In a race with multiple competitors, FDC is not the only party with conflicted leaders as cut-throat competitors Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and Hon. Jacob Oulanya of the NRM was asked by party president and head of state H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to take a break as they nearly jumped at each other’s necks.
FDC seems to be smartly organized and ready to scoop the seat of deputy Speaker of Parliament through their candidate Yusuf Nsibambi whose strongest opponents in the race are Honourable Jacob Oboth Oboth of NRM, Independent party candidate Honourable Muhammad Nsereko.