‘Nze simala googera’: Museveni finally retires sleepy Ssekandi from politics

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‘Nze simala googera’: Museveni finally retires sleepy Ssekandi from politics

As Ugandans continue to discuss President Museveni’s cabinet that surprised everyone, he was spot on to retire his vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi from politics.

Sources say, that Mr Ssekandi asked Mr Museveni to retire a couple of years ago but his boss failed to grace the application.

Tired Ssekandi was defeated by Democratic Party (DP) youthful Ssebamala Richard an incident that escalated his appeal to retire from politics.

Our reporter based in Masaka told Us, that the former Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi told his close friends that he was tired of politics and wanted to rest, but his boss president Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni wanted him to serve more.

However, yesterday Mr Museveni finally put an end to Mr Ssekandi’s political life after appointing hon Jesica Allupo as the new Vice president of the Republic of Uganda.

Many people agreed with the President to retire one of his loyal servants in Ssekandi.

Ssekandi was born in Masaka District on 19 January 1942.

He graduated with honors from the University of East Africa with a Bachelor of Laws degree. He also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center Makerere, Kampala.

From 1973 until 1978, he served as a lecturer at the Uganda Law Development Centre.

Between 1978 and 1979, he served as the Acting Director of the Law Development Centre.

He was the lead counsel on the Commission of Inquiry into Violations of Human Rights, between 1986 and 1993.

He was a delegate to the Constitutional Assembly, which drafted the 1995 Ugandan constitution, from 1994 until 1995.

In 1996, youthful Edward Ssekandi was elected to the Ugandan Parliament to represent Bukoto County Central, located in Masaka District.

He was reelected from that constituency in 2001, 2006 and 2011.

He served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 1996 to 2001.

Mr Ssekandi was elected as Speaker in 2001, a position he held until 2011.

In 201, he was replaced by Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the first female Speaker of Parliament in Uganda’s history, on 19 May 2011.

The former Vice president Mr Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi is a member of Pope Paul social Club based at Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel in Ndeeba, Kampala.


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