KAMPALA: Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng Wednesday announced a shock withdrawal of her interests in the speakership race, few hours after she picked nomination forms on Tuesday.
“I’ve taken a decision to withdraw my intention to stand for the Position of Speaker of Parliament,” she announced on social media.
On Tuesday, Aceng through her aide was among the 13 ruling National Resistance (NRM) party legislators that declared candidacy on intent to replace Ugandan Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who died from a US hospital on Sunday.
“I have not had enough time to consult my party leadership, colleagues and family,” she said of her March 22 ambitions.
Aceng is now pledging to “continue serving diligently in her current capacity as health minister.”