This was confirmed on Wednesday evening by the NRM vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukulua who is also a CEC member.
“Hon Anita Among approved by CEC to be the next speaker of Parliament of Uganda,”Mukula tweeted.
She now joins the 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.
According to Article 82(4) of the Constitution of Uganda provides that No business shall be transacted in Parliament other than election to the office of Speaker at any time that office is vacant.
Carrying the NRM flag, Among will now tussle it out with the opposition candidate during the election to be held on Friday at Kololo independence grounds to replace Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who died on Sunday from the US where he had been flown for treatment.