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Jailed MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana express interest in Speakership

Jailed MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana express interest in Speakership

Jailed Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya have today expressed their interest in the Speaker and Deputy Speaker positions respectively.

While appearing before the Masaka court today morning, the legislators said they are interested in taking part in the elections and said that elections should be pelted since they are not able to take part as they are still in prison.

Following the death of Jacob Oulanyah, preparations are ongoing to get someone who will fill the vacant position.

Different politicians have showed interest in the position and among them is the current deputy speaker Anita Among, current Deputy Attorney General and Kyaka legislator Jackson Kafuzi Karugaba.

Others are  Sarah Opendi, the woman MP for Tororo District whose expression of interest was done through her lawyer Mujurizi Jamil David, Arua Central MP Jackson Atima and Dokolo South County MP Felix Okot Ogong.

Meanwhile, the leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has said that the opposition will hold a meeting on Thursday to decide on the speakership race set for Friday this week.

The position of the Speaker of Parliament fell vacant on Sunday, following the death of now-former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who died in Seattle, United States of America.

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