Kidega went through unopposed after the other contender, Chris-Opoka pulled out of the race in support of Kidega. Suzan Nakawuki, the other Ugandan legislator did not return nomination forms picked earlier.
John Bosco Ocan, the Atiak LCIII Chairperson confirmed the development saying the refugees have resisted vacating the land and have also begun destroying nearby forests in search of firewood. Besides, the place is littered with human waste because of the limited latrine coverage, Ocan adds.
The names of candidates for election to the office of Speaker are entered upon nomination papers obtained from and handed to the Clerk at least forty-eight hours before the time appointed at which the House is to meet to elect a Speaker and are accompanied in each case by the signatures of two Members who support the candidate and a declaration by them that the candidate is willing to serve.