MP Thomas Tayebwa Conceeds Defeat, Pulls Out of Deputy Speakership Race

The Ruhinda North County legislator Thomas Tayebwa has finally conceeded defeat and pulled out of the 11th Parliamentary speakership race.

In a highly anticipated vote, Tayebwa lost to Among in a vote by the caucus of the NRM on Sunday evening. Tayebwa polled 149 votes to Among’s 168 votes.

He this announced that he would challenge NRM’s preferred candidate for the deputy speaker position as an independent candidate

However according to latest developments, Tayebwa now backs his NRM candidate and Bukedea Woman MP Anita Amongi to tussle for the seat.

Tayebwa reportedly reached the decision after a high level meeting brokered by party big wigs with President Museveni in attendance.

The sources say that, “Following resolutions from the meeting, Tayebwa will not continue as an independent candidate.”

“My President is the Father of the Nation. I have to listen to him” Hon. Thomas Tayebwa told the press

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