After a while of silence since the heated January polls were concluded and the debate shifted to the parliamentary speaker race, the National Unity Platform party which is one of the kingpins of the eleventh parliament has hinted at fronting its own MP to vie for speaker. This erases off the earlier rumour that suggested that the party was to rally behind the incumbent Rebecca Kadaga.

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Sources that attended the weekend two day retreat in Jinja say that the party discussed the speakership race as part of their agenda though they did not resolve on who exactly to back but instead chose to institute a committee. Suggestions were made that the current KCCA speaker Abubaker Kawalya who assumed the Rubaga North seat takes up the mantle and hold the NUP favour for the eleventh parliament speaker race. This however was thrown to the docket of the committee to resolve.

When asked about who is to sit on this committee that is to even handle speaker level at Local government, the NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi declined to divulge the details but said the public shall know at an appropriate time. He reveals that the party shall rely on its learned counsel and Busiro East MP Medard Sseggona to make changes in the NUP constitution.

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