Thomas Tayebwa, the Government Chief Whip, has announced that he will not run for Speaker of the House, as had been rumored.
“I would to thank you Honourable colleagues for the calls you have made to me to run for Speaker of Parliament after the untimely passing of our senior Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah,” Tayebwa wrote in a tweet.
This demonstrates that you value the job we do and motivates us to do more. However, I must state that I will not be expressing an interest in the position of Speaker of the House of Commons.
As we mourn our lost hero, I implore my honorable colleagues, members of Parliament, and the entire nation to be united.
Jacob Oulanyah, the office’s holder, died over the weekend in Seattle, Washington. When the speaker’s office is vacant, the law states that no business can be done in the House.
According to the tentative schedule, the speaker election will take place on Friday, March 25.
MPs from the NRM who want to run for the job must pick up forms from the party headquarters by the end of today (March 22).
So far, Jacob Oboth Oboth, the state minister for defense, has stated unequivocally that he will run for the top job. Anita Among, the Deputy Speaker, is anticipated to run for the role.