The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has come out to emphasise that the ongoing retreat of Members of Parliament-elect has nothing to do with election of the next Speaker.
This follows talk that has been making rounds in the media that the new MPs have been called to decide on who they should vote for.
“We have been emphasising that this retreat is not about the speakership and two we cannot discuss the election of Speaker with people who have not yet been sworn in as Members of Parliament,” party Deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong said on the sidelines of the retreat on Friday afternoon.
He added: “We shall be doing something illegal and we cannot break the basic regulation . The retreat is for members who have been elected but not yet sworn in as MPs.”
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