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Won Nyaci’s son, Olobo, calls for support for cultural governance

(Last Updated On: 7 December 2023)

Apac | Last week, Won Nyaci of Lango Mzee Yosam Odur Ebii addressed his subjects, saying he would need their support to lead them until such a time. 

In his same address, Won Nyaci dissolved the electoral body earlier formed to oversee the election of his successor. An election had already been scheduled for January 31, 2024.

However, his address seems to have angered some people. Now, his son, Anthony Olobo Odur has asked for support and understanding.

Olobo, in his message to Owitong (clan heads), said:

“As the son of our esteemed Lango cultural leader, “Apap Won Deo,” I felt compelled to address recent allegations surrounding our family’s involvement in cultural governance affairs.

“First and foremost, I want to make it unequivocally clear that neither I nor any member of our family has interfered in the matters of cultural governance, as has been alleged. We deeply respect the traditions and protocols that guide our community’s cultural leadership.

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Olobo and his father Won Nyaci Mzee Yosam Odur Ebii.

“It is our understanding that certain rumours and misconceptions have surfaced, suggesting our family’s influence on our father’s decisions and, by extension, the recent press release.

“I want to emphasize that such speculations are baseless and unfounded. Our father, “Apap Won Deo,” is a wise and capable leader who makes decisions independently, guided by the principles of our rich cultural heritage.

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“I urge all Lango clan members to refrain from engaging in unnecessary bickering and conflicts over leadership positions. It is counterproductive to our community’s well-being and unity. Instead, let us focus on supporting our father’s retirement roadmap and prepare to welcome the incoming leader at the appropriate time.

“In times of transition, unity and harmony are paramount. I call upon each of you to lend your support to our father during his remaining tenure and extend a warm welcome to the successor when the time comes.

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“Our collective strength lies in our ability to work together and uphold the values that have defined our community for generations.

“May we continue to cherish and preserve the rich cultural legacy of the Lango people.”


Anthony Olobo Odur


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