Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa who is also the Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North County, Mitooma District has said he will not participate in the race for Speakership of Parliament.
He confirmed this through his Twitter platform, “I wish to thank you Honorable colleagues for the calls you have made to me to contest for the position of Speaker of Parliament after the unfortunate passing of our senior Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. This shows you appreciate the work we are doing and it energises us to do more.”
“However, i want to inform you that I WILL NOT BE EXPRESSING INTEREST FOR THE POSITION OF SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT. I call on Honorable colleagues members of Parliament and the nation to remain united as we mourn our fallen hero”
This website has, however, learnt that he could stand as Deputy Speaker once the seat falls vacant.