Kangai tourism site in Lango splits FDC top members

(Last Updated On: 19 November 2020)

Dokolo – 19 November 2020: Within only five hours when FDC presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat’s campaign rally in Dokolo district was cancelled, FDC top leaders met and disagreed at a burial ceremony.

Mr Oboi, popularly known as POA, was scheduled to campaign in Lango districts of Amolatar, Dokolo and Alebtong on 13 November 2020, but his campaign was never successful, particularly in Dokolo district.

After his team arrived in Dokolo town, they were welcomed by a police and taken 200 metres north of the town to go and condole with the family of their regional vice chairperson, Mr John Baptist Okello Okello, who had lost a sister, Margret Okello.

While welcoming the FDC party leaders, the Woman MP for Dokolo district, Mrs Cecilia Barbra Atim Ogwal asked FDC leadership to first beautify Kangai tourism site in Dokolo where the two cultural leaders of Buganda and Bunyoro were arrested. This was a task for them to be voted.

She added that this will make campaign much easier for FDC if they are to walk in State House come 2021.

MP Atim also blamed her party president, Patrick Oboi Amuriat of “holding a massive campaign without the face mask” which can lead to the spread of Covid-19 in Lango sub -region.

Mr Wasswa Birigwa, FDC national chairperson in his response said he will first have to take back the request to Buganda Kingdom, stating “it’s not FDC party to solve it”.

Mwanga II Mukasa, the 31st Kabaka of Buganad and Chwa II Kabalega of Bunyoro went in to rebellion against the British but were defeated and captured in 1899 in Kangai sub -county Dokolo district.

POA says his government will compensate the entire lost cattle in both sub-regions of Lango, Acholi and Teso.

Mr Amuriat said his government will pay shs100, 000 to each household that have been effected by Covid-19.

The FDC party president blames government for mishandling Covid-19 guidelines. He then apologised for having forgotten his facemask at party headquarters in Kampala.

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