Kira Municipality Member of Parliament and opposition Forum for Democratic Change – FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has declared his bid to challenge incumbent Rebecca Kadaga in the race for Speaker of parliament.
Ssemujju, a vocal opposition strongman made his bid public on Tuesday March 9th while appearing on local television, NBS.
Ssemujju becomes the third person gunning for position after reports about deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya also planning to challenge his boss Kadaga.
Kadaga, one of the longest serving legislators in the Ugandan parliament has been speaker of parliament for 10 years having taken over from Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in 2011.
At the time, Ssekanid had also served for 10 years since 2001.
Ssemujju, aside from his role as the FDC spokesperson has been serving as the opposition chief whip in parliament.