Norbert Mao, Ariko take oath of Members of Parliament respectively

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Mao was recently appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to Cabinet following a signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Democratic Party which he heads and the National Resistance Movement.

Ariko on the hand was re-elected as Member of Parliament in a by-election after the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Forum Democratic Change’s (FDC), Moses Attan.

The two took oath on Tuesday, 02 August 2022 at a sitting of the House presided over by the Speaker, Anita Among.

Ariko who contested on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket got 9,407 votes against Attan’s 8,771.  Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) candidate, Pascal Amuriat got 115 votes.

Ariko is guided by First Deputy Premier, Rebecca Kadaga after he took oath. Behind him is the Clerk, Hon. Adolf Mwesige who administered the oath

Mao and Ariko took the oath of allegiance and swore to, ‘preserve and protect the Constitution of Uganda’.


Speaker Anita Among welcomed the new Justice Minister saying that his appointment comes at a time when the House is calling for the establishment of the Constitutional Review Commission.
“Hon. Mao your appointment is more historic that we have an Opposition member as the Minister for Justice. We have issues of human rights, political prisoners and we hope to get the best from you,” Among said.

AUDIO Speaker Among

She also welcomed Ariko back to the House.
“Be an effective representative of the people and remain a servant leader,” she added.

AUDIO Speaker welcomes Ariko

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