It was Kilak South MP Gilbert Oulanyah who echoed his call to government and president Museveni in particular to ring fence the position for speakership for parliamentarians from Acholi such that they finish what Oulanyah didn’t do as speaker.

It was later agreed that over 100 legislators coming from the great North which comprises of Lango, West Nile and Acholi Regions had agreed in unison that if CEC doesn’t endorse a candidate from Northern Region for speakership, they won’t participate in the elections set for Friday 25th at Kololo independence grounds.

However, upon reading through the lines the unrealistic demands by the legislators from the combined sub regions, Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has blasted the group for being selfish and trivializing Oulanyah’s death with unrealistic interests.

According to Tayebwa, the legislators are setting a precedence that if President Museveni is nolongr president, the Westerners will demand that the position of president should be ring fenced for people from Western Uganda of which even before the long serving president in Uganda retires, his own son also commander land forces Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has already been peached to take over his father.

As quoted by journalist Canary Mugume, Tayebwa wonders how other regions never questioned why northern region Acholi in particular had both the speaker and Chief Justice heading two arms of government the legislature and the judiciary.

‘How come I didn’t hear any quarrel from other regions when the heads of two arms of government (Speaker and Chief Justice) were from the same area or even the NRM Secretary General?. I urge colleagues, if your argument is that for someone to be voted they should be from Northern Uganda, go to hell!’- Said Tayebwa

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