Anita Among Wins Speaker Race

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Bukedea District Woman MP Anita Annet Among has been elected Speaker of Uganda’s 11th Parliament.

Among replaces Jacob Oulanyah (56) who died over the weekend. Oulanyah was suffering from late-stage cancer and he experienced organ failure prior to his death in America on March 19, according to Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo.

Among becomes Uganda’s second female post-independence Parliament Speaker after Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.

At the monumental Kololo Independence Grounds, at least 433 parliamentarians voted under President Museveni’s watch as the accountant recorded an emphatic victory over an Opposition-backed candidate, Asuman Basalirwa.

Among swept away with 401 votes of the 468 lawmakers that polled.

Basalilwa obtained 66 votes in the election.

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