By Moses Ndhaye
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus last evening chose Anita Among, the Bukedea District Woman MP, as their flag bearer for the position of the Deputy Speaker race in the 11th Parliament.
This is after she scored 168 votes with her closest rival, Thomas Tayebwa, of Ruhinda County North MP, coming second with 149 votes.
Robina Rwakoojo, the Member of Parliament for Gomba West County in Gomba District, came in the last position with only 10 votes.
The three were subjected to a secret ballot after the Central executive committee failed to agree on who to front.
CEC instead forwarded names of Tayebwa, Among and Rwakoojo to the caucus to pick their best choice for the position of Deputy Speaker.
Six candidates had expressed interest for the Deputy Speaker race in the NRM including; Thomas Tayebwa, Anita Among, Theodore Ssekikubo, Robinah Rwakoojo, Robinah Nabbanja and Jacob Oboth Oboth who later withdrew from the race.
The election for Speaker and Deputy Speaker will take place today as the 11th Parliament holds its first sitting at Kololo Independence Grounds.