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The Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among has been declared Winner of the Deputy Speakership race after she garnered 415 votes in the Monday evening elections.
MPs Jacob Oulanyah, Anita Among and others at Kololo for the Speaker election. Photo by Olive Nakatudde

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The Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among has been declared winner of the Deputy  Speakership race after she garnered 415 votes in the Monday evening elections.

Among, the NRM's flag bearer out competed her rivals, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko an Independent candidate who polled 24 votes, and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)'s Yusuf Nsibambi who polled 35. 

According to the results announced by the newly elected Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, a total of 481 votes were cast, while invalid votes were 7. 

Oulanyah went ahead to declare Anita Among who got the majority vote as the new Deputy Speaker.

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According to Oulanyah who was chairing the house for the first time as a speaker of Parliament congratulated the MPs and hailed them for the patience they exibited stating that the future was bright if this was what was is to go by.

Among, 47, is an accountant and a lawyer by profession who has served in the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, and a Masters in Business Administration from Makerere University. Among also holds a Bachelor of Laws from Kampala International University and Postgraduate degree in Banking from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) .

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