By Alice Lubwama
Counting of votes for the deputy speaker of parliament for the 10th parliamentary has ended at Parliament.
A total of 416 votes were cast by ballot to choose the new deputy speaker.
But before the voting started president Museveni had to walk out of the conference hall following a procedure point by Busongora north MP William Nzoghu that it was against the rules of parliament for the president to participate in the process.
Other members such as Joashah Anywarach of Pader County also wanted the voting to be done under open voting but the speaker insisted that there was no need to do so.
Elijah Okupa the MP for Kasilo county wanted the security system of parliament to be disabled claiming some members were not comfortable that the entire exercise was being monitored. However the speaker ruled that the security cameras were needed for purposes of keeping records.
The results obtained were:
Jacob Oulanyah got 300 votes.
Nsereko got 115 votes
and there was one spoilt vote.