Hon. Ssemujju Nganda finally announced as FDC Speakership official candidate
Kira Municipality member of Parliament Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has been announced as the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC official flagbearer for the position of Speaker of the 11th Parliament.
The announcement was made party Chairman Amb. Waswa Biriggwa while addressing the media at the party offices in Najjanankumbi on Monday morning.
According to Biriggwa, the 11th Parliament needs a dynamic and visionary leader to steer it to make better laws to benefit the people of Uganda and Ssemujju has proved that he can serve in the position of the Speaker of Parliament, looking at his track record as an active member of parliament and the opposition chief whip in Parliament over the years.
Biriggwa told reporters that the party National Executive Committee unanimously agreed to have Semujju stand for the position and be deputized by Counsel Yusuf Nsibambi, the MP Elect for Mawokota South.
However, the FDC chairman said the party cannot say anything bad about the current leadership but that it is time for change. He further urged all members of the forthcoming Parliament including those from the ruling NRM party to rally behind their two members for a dynamic and visionary leadership.
Boniface Toterebuka the head of the party Electoral Commission says Ssemujju was approved because of his experience as a legislator and plausible service.
Upon revealing his intention to stand for the position, Semujju early in March wrote to all parties with representation in Parliament seeking their support.
Titerebuka says Semujju understands how the house works because of his experience as a Parliamentary reporter for more than ten years and a later a legislator for two terms.
Parliament shall sit to vote on the two positions after swearing in of the 11th Parliament in May.