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Kadaga was overwhelmingly endorsed by the legislators following her nomination by Raphael Magyezi, Igara West MP. She was seconded by Dokolo Woman MP and outgoing opposition chief whip, Cecilia Atim Ogwal in a session presided over by the Acting Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma at the conference hall of parliament.
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Rebecca Kadaga has retained her seat as speaker of parliament unopposed. Kadaga was overwhelmingly endorsed by the legislators following her nomination by Raphael Magyezi, Igara West MP.

She was seconded by Dokolo Woman MP and outgoing opposition chief whip, Cecilia Atim Ogwal in a session presided over by the Acting Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma at the conference hall of parliament this morning.

After her nomination, Tororo Municipality MP, Yeri Ofwono raised a motion for the closure of the nomination exercise. However, Anthony Lakor, Kilak North MP stood up and vouched for the nomination of Jacob Oulanyah, Omoro County MP and former Deputy Speaker of the 9th Parliament.

However, Lakor's nomination was neither seconded nor did Oulanyah accept it. Magyezi and Ogwal were allowed to make statements to defend Kadaga's candidature.

They described her as a pro-people speaker, who has executed her duties and taken Parliament to the people and represented it well on the international level.

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Kavuma also congratulated Kadaga for yet another term as Speaker and asked her to execute her roles with patriotism and ensure that her role promotes good governance.

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Kadaga made a statement shortly after.

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Kadaga cements her place in Ugandan history as the first female MP to become Speaker of Parliament twice in a row.

As prescribed in rule 6(2) of the Rules of Procedure, Kadaga will preside over the election of the Deputy Speaker, where Omoro County MP, Jacob Oulanyah faces off with Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko.

Earlier, Budadiri West MP, Nandala Mafabi had raised objection to the presence of President Yoweri Museveni at the elections.

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However, Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana dared Mafabi to quote any law that barred the President from attending the session. Having failed to do so, Kavuma ruled him out of order and the exercise continued.

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