SPEAKER RESIGNED TO CONTEST 2014 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Sir Allan Kemakeza has officially tendered his resignation as Speaker of the National Parliament.
The National Parliament Media Unit says according to the constitution, a previous Speaker or Deputy Speaker will replace Sir Allan at the first sitting of the next House, until a new Speaker is elected.
Meanwhile, Sir Allan has told local media he has resigned to contest the Savo-Russell seat.
Sir Allan, who is a former police officer, had served five terms as the Member of Parliament for Savo-Russell, until he lost his seat to Dickson Mua in the 2010 General Elections.
SIBC News understands, a new Speaker will be elected at the first sitting of the next House.