Museveni on Why CEC chose Aulayah over Kadaga
President Museveni said, there has been consistency in the terms each member from the ruling party holds in the speakership position and that’s why they chose Aulayah over Kadaga.
He explained that it would be foolhardy to change from two terms that the previous Speakers have each held, noting that it was time someone else took over.
“This time round, NRM had to keep its image. In case of a norm or culture in the party, it has to be followed. The norm has been two terms for each member as Speaker of Parliament,” Museveni said during a meeting with the caucus.
Museveni said the position of Speaker should not be a matter of death and life, noting that it can always change hands.
The ruling National Resistance Movement 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 today’s decisive vote.