The National Resistance Movement(NRM) top organ CEC has endorsed Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among as the party flagbearer in the forthcoming speakership race.
Following hours of interviewing the various candidates, the top organ of the ruling party cleared Among as deceased Jacob Oulanyah’s replacement.
The NRM vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukulua who is also a CEC member confirmed the development.
According to the source, she left smiling after being approved as the next speaker at State House in Entebbe where the meeting was.
“Rt Hon Anita Among approved by CEC to be the next speaker of Parliament of Uganda,” Mukula tweeted on Wednesday evening.
By being approved by the top party ruling organ, Among beat 11 other NRM MPs who were vying for the position.
They include State Minister for Defence, Jacob Oboth Oboth, Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi, Dokolo South County MP Felix Okot Ogong, Theodore Ssekikubo, Jackson Atima Lee, Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi, State Minister for Sports Hamson Obua, Alex Kintu Brandon(Kagoma North legislator), Florence Asiimwe Akiiki(Masindi district Woman MP), Okot John Amos and Pius Wakabi are the other MPs who wanted the position.