Kadaga told journalists at a Hotel Africana Press Conference that while her NRM Party has decided to field her former Deputy, Jacob Oulanyah for the position, she will also exercise her right to run as an Independent candidate when Parliament meets tomorrow to elect Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
Oulanyah was reportedly a favourite candidate from Saturday evening when CEC adjourned to today. However, some members requested that the decision be made Sunday, and following lengthy deliberations this morning, a majority of CEC members backed Oulannyah over Kadaga for the job.
Security personnel, mainly from the Special Forces Command-SFC and regular police have lined up along the Kampala-Entebbe highway, from the areas of Katabi to the main entrance of State House, where the legislators are due to meet.
NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba said in a letter last evening, that President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the National Chairman of the NRM party, has directed her to invite all NRM leaning independent MPs for the meeting.