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POLL: 417 MPs Support Kadaga for Speakership

By Kampala Times Team
A total of 417 elected members of the 11th Parliament have declared their support for the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to maintain her seat.
The elected members from across the political divide accounting for 78.9% of the 529 MPs, favor Kadaga for Speaker against the candidature of her deputy Jacob Oulanyah and the Forum for Democratic Change party’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.
A two weeks survey done by this news site focusing on the specific sub-regions and the members elected from the special interest groups has clearly put the incumbent ahead of her opponents.
The poll puts the incumbent in the lead in all the 13 sub-regions including Acholi and Buganda where Oulanyah and Semujju come from respectively.
In Acholi sub-region out of the 28 elected MPs, 18 members said they will vote for Kadaga for Speaker. Seven members are behind Oulanyah and two decided to keep it confidential. The survey undo the said declaration of 14 MPs from Acholi in support of Oulanyah.
Elected legislators numbering 20 from Lango sub-region out of 31 said they are going to vote for Speaker Kadaga on May 21, 2021. 10 elected legislators from Lango want Oulanyah and one supports Semujju.
The Elgon sub-region has 32 elected MPs and 26 have declared support for Kadaga. Two MPs from Elgon said they will vote for Ssemujju and two also for Oulanyah while two declined to choose a candidate.
In Bukedi sub-region out of the 29 elected MPs, 24 said they are going to vote for Kadaga. Only 2 said they will vote Oulanyah, one for Semujja and two didn’t reply.
In Karamoja Kadaga has the highest support. 25 out of the 26 elected MPs from Karamoja said they will vote for Kadaga. One person from Karamoja abstained.
Buganda with the highest number of MPs totaling 105, Kadaga has 89 votes followed by Semujju with 4 votes, Oulanyah two and 10 abstained.
In Western Uganda it’s Kigezi where Kadaga has the highest support. 17 out of the 22 elected MPs from Kigezi support Kadaga. The remaining 5 MPs from Kigezi support the deputy speaker.
Rwenzori sub-region has 32 MPs elect and 18 have said they will vote for Kadaga. 11 said Oulanyah one person said Ssemujju.
38 of the 47 elected MPs from Ankole have said they will vote for Kadaga. All the remaining 9 MPs said they will vote for Oulanyah.
23 out of the 28 elected MPs from Bunyoro said they will vote for Kadaga while 4 said they want Oulanyah and one for Semujju.
In West Nile out of the 39 elected MPs, 32 said they will vote for Kadaga and 6 said they will vote Oulanyah. One person said he will vote Ssemujju.
Meanwhile 29 out of the 36 MPs from Teso said they will vote for Kadaga and 6 are for Oulanyah. Semujju has one vote from Teso.
40 out of the 44 elected MPs from Busoga said they are for Kadaga, two for Semujju and two abstained.
18 out of the 25 elected special interest groups have said they will vote for Kadaga.

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