LOP, former MPs mourn Oulanyah

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The Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga and other former lawmakers have eulogized the fallen Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.

“May his family find fortitude in the Lord who gives and takes, and in His magnanimity grant our dear brother eternal rest! “, said Mpuuga.

“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.” Rebecca Kadaga, the former Speaker and the First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for the East African Community. Adding that, “The National Resistance Movement – NRM party, the Parliament and the Country have lost a key leader, Condolences to H.E the President.”

Also, Mukasa Mbidde, of the East Africa Legislative Assembly said, “It’s all glum, melancholy and doleful times to the country. His oratory virtuosity, finesse shall greatly be missed. Heaven is a terminus.

Minister of National Security, Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi says Oulanyah was a cadre whose contribution to the country was unmatched. “Uganda has lost a great Leader. Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah was such a jolly, friendly, and charismatic Speaker of the house,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor Makerere University, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe also eulogized the deceased saying he was one of the most outstanding alumni of Makerere. “His contributed at the University in which he served in various leadership roles including being Speaker of the Students Guild will be remembered,” said Prof. Nawangwe.

Further, 66-Year-old David Bandora, a resident of Kamwokya in Kampala also eulogised the fallen Speaker, saying he was frank, faithful, and diligent. “I first learnt of Oulanyah in the 1990s as a vocal critic of the government, but even when he joined the NRM after leaving Uganda People’s Congress, Oulanyah remained an outspoken and frank politician who wanted to see things done according to the law,” says Bandora.

Meanwhile, Janet Ninsiima also a resident of Kamwokya says Oulanyah was never involved in scandals such as corruption and was thereby a “clean man.”

Isaac Opio, a businessman in Kalerwe market says the government has not been open about Oulanyah’s illness and what could have led to his death.

He said because of this it resulted in speculation and several social media reports announcing him dead even before he had been announced dead.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officially today announced the death of Oulanyah in a health facility in Seattle in the United States of America.

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