Opposition leaders gave condolences to Speaker Oulanyah

The opposition party leader has mourned the passing of the fallen speaker ‘Jacob Oulanyah’, who served the nation as a speaker of Parliament for nine months and 24 days.

Oulanyah, who was struggling with ill health for the past several days, was announced dead on Sunday by President Museveni. He passed on in Seattle, United States of America.


After some minutes of his death, Ugandans from all walks of life expressed their shock at the news describing Oulanyah as a good leader who can never be replaced.

According to the former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye,’ the country will remain Oulanyah in their prayers and thoughts.

He further stated, “We are sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of ‘Jacob Oulanyah’. For I believe that the sorrows of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us,” he said.

In a tweet, the Opposition Leader in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, said: “It was shocking, and a great sadness that I received the news of the sudden demise of the Parliament Speaker. ‘Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah, and then send 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.”

The National Unity PlatformcLeader, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine also joined the people of Uganda in mourning the fallen Speaker of Parliament.

“On behalf of the National Unity Platform and on my behalf, I develop deep condolences to his family, friends, the people of Acholi Sub-region, and all Ugandans on this tragic event. May his soul rest in peace,” he wrote.