By Simon Abaho
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has accepted the resignation of Thomas Tayebwa from the position of government chief whip.
In a letter he wrote today, Museveni appreciated Tayebwa for his service during his term in office.
“I hereby accept your resignation. I wish to thank you for your service rendered during your term in office,” Museveni said in his letter.
His resignation comes after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) endorsed Tayebwa as the party’s candidate to contest for the position of Deputy Speaker of parliament position.
Tayebwa sailed through unopposed after his competitors decided to stand down for him.
It should be noted that Article 82(4) of the constitution of Uganda provides that subject to Clause (4) of Article 81, “no business shall be transacted in Parliament other than an election to the office of Speaker at any time that office is vacant.”