The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has declared that she will not accept the Vice President’s job as a compromise to give up her bid for speaker.
Kadaga is reportedly locked in a bitter battle with her deputy and NRM party colleague Jacob Oulanyah to retain her position as speaker after serving two terms since 2011.
The race for speaker has divided both the house and the party as both candidates are busy seeking endorsements from various groups and associations of MPs from across the country.
Kadaga reveals that she has received an offer from some party members to be Vice President in the new Cabinet, but she says this is a position she will never accept since it is not a decision making role.
Kadaga’s announcement came as she was meeting with the Busoga elected members of parliament on Sunday at Hotel Africana in Kampala as she continues with campaigns to retain the post of the speaker.
The member of parliament for Iganga municipality Peter Mugema Panado and the MP for Luuka south county Stephen Kisa also said that as Busoga members of parliament they are not interested in any other post in cabinet and they insist on retaining the post of the speaker of parliament.
Also declaring their interest in the position is Kira municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Bukoto central MP Richard Ssebamala.