Several leaders including Former Speaker Kadaga, NUP’S Bobi Wine, Lt.Gen. Muhoozi among others mourn the death of Speaker Oulanyah

Date: 2022-03-20
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By Hannah Marion Namukasa

Former Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and several leaders across divide have has mourned Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulnayah’s death.

Many have described it as a big loss to the country, his family, friends and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

 Ms Kadaga who lost the Speakership seat to Oulanyah who was then her deputy, tweeted “At this trying moment, I send sincere condolences to the children, the mother and other members of Rt Hon Oulanyah s family as well as friends and relatives The NRM party, the Parliament and the Country have lost a key leader Condolences to HE the President.”

 

In the same Way National Unity Paltform president Bobi Wine alias Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu tweeted “I join the people of Uganda in mourning the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob L'Okori Oulanyah. On behalf of the @NUP_Ug and on my own behalf, I extend deep condolences to his family, friends, the people of Acholi Sub-region and all Ugandans. May his soul rest in peace’

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mr Mathias Mpuuga, also issued a brief statement condoling with Oulanyah’s family.

 “It's with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah. Deepest condolences to his family, friends, the Parliamentary fraternity, the people of Omoro and the NRM that he served as Vice Chairman in Northern Uganda. May his family find fortitude in the Lord who gives and takes; and in His magnanimity grant our dear brother eternal rest!”

 

The president of the Alliance for National Transformation Rtd. Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu tweeted “Earlier today, I learnt of the passing of Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah. I extend my condolences to his family, Members of Parliament and all that knew him. May God grant you the strength and grace to go through this undeniably difficult time.’

 

The former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi tweeted “ts with profound sadness that we received the news of the passing of our brother Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament. I send deep condolences to his family, the President of Uganda, Parliament & to his constituents. Its heartbreaking that he is no more.”

The government Chief whip Thomas Tayebwa tweeted “I join you Your Excellency and all Ugandans to mourn our Rt. Hon. Speaker. It is a dark day for our country! He has served his country diligently. My condolences to his family, the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker, Colleagues members of parliament, NRM Fraternity and All Ugandans”

 

The commander of the land forces in the Uganda people’s Defence forces and also first son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba tweeted “Iam very saddened to hear about the passing of our Speaker of Parliament, Right Honourable Jacob Oulanyah. He was a warm, friendly, energetic and straightforward man. He was a true and dependable comrade. Uganda has lost a hero. My condolences to his family. RIP ladit.”

 

Former Leader of Opposition iin Parliament Winnie Kiiza tweeted I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of the Rt. Hon. @JacobOulanyah. May we all keep them in our thoughts and prayers in days ahead. We are forever grateful for his many sacrifices and honourable duty. He will be greatly missed”

By the time of publication more condolence messages were still coming through

President Museveni on Sunday announced Oulanyah’s death on Twitter saying he was a good Cadre. 
The now deceased Omoro County MP (Omoro District) was elected Speaker on May 24, 2021, after defeating Ms Kadaga. He served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament from May 2011 until May 2021.

He has also been the Vice president North in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)

 

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