The Bukedea district Woman MP, Anita Among has been elected as the deputy speaker of the Uganda’s parliament with a massive majority of votes.
Among, nominated by her party National Resistance Movement managed to get 415 votes followed behind in social distance by Hon. Mawokota South MP Yusuf Nsibambi of FDC who had 35 votes while Kampala Central’s Hon. Muhammad Nsereko(Independent) had 24 votes.
Among will be the deputy speaker in the Parliament where Hon. Jacob Oulanyah will be the speaker of Parliament after he defeated opponents Alintwaala Rebecca Kadaga and Hon. Ssemujju Nganda in the voting that happened hours earlier on Monday Morning.
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Among was a Member of FDC before she crossed to NRM in 2020 and ran on the NRM ticket for the Bukedea Woman MP seat. She was later selected as a choice by NRM over Thomas Tayebwa who was also vying for the same seat.
With NRM having 336 Members of Parliament and UPDF 10 Members, for Among to get 415 votes is an indication that even members of opposition and the independents voted for her.