The stalemate in Kenya and South Sudan caused a deadlock in the regional body because it cannot conduct any business in the absence of one partner state. As such, the administration of oath for the other legislators in the assembly was suspended indefinitely
The ruling National Resistance Movement party has raised concern on Shaka Ssalis credibility and demanded for a neutral person. While the Special Forces Command has demanded for a list of invited guests and accredited media houses.
The names of candidates for election to the office of Speaker are entered upon nomination papers obtained from and handed to the Clerk at least forty-eight hours before the time appointed at which the House is to meet to elect a Speaker and are accompanied in each case by the signatures of two Members who support the candidate and a declaration by them that the candidate is willing to serve.
Following Wednesdayâ€™s elections of Ugandaâ€™s nine representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly â€“ EALA, focus today turns to vigorous lobbying and campaigns for the next Speaker of the regional parliament.