The Speaker of the 10th Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that she is standing as an independent for the speakership race.
While addressing the media, Kadaga says she is running as an independent because she was not given a flag.
This comes after the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) top organ, Central Executive Committee (CEC), endorsed the Omoro County MP, Mr Jacob Oulanyah to contest as the party’s flagbearer in the race for Speaker of the 11th Parliament, dropping 10th Parliament Speaker Ms Rebecca Kadaga ahead of tomorrow’s decisive vote.
”I have come to inform the people of Uganda that my party has opted not to give me the party flag for Speaker of Parliament. I have decided to run as an independent,” she said.
Kadaga revealed that she is being pushed out because she stands with the ordinary people.
”Today, I was not given an opportunity to present myself to the electorate. The reason I am being pushed out is that I continue to speak for ordinary people,” she said.
She has asked Ugandans to talk to their representatives to vote wisely.