We need one another, Aol tells political players

Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP) Betty Aol Ocan has urged leaders from across the political divide to work together in order to give democracy and stability a chance to flourish in Uganda.

Speaking at a thanksgiving party at Kaunda grounds in Gulu The LOP made the remarks yesterday 9th March 2019 at a thanksgiving ceremony held in Gulu following her appointment as LOP, Aol said, there is need for a harmonious co-existence of all political players.

“If we all want democracy, development and stability in our uganda, then all political leaders both in opposition and in government ought to work together for the good of this nation,” she said.

The ceremony was graced by FDC former president Rtd. Col Kizza Besigye, several MPs, the clergy and district leaders.

A cross section of religious leaders at the event

Several MPs including Chief Opposition Whip, Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda (Kira Municipality), CD Lowila Oketayot (Pader Woman), Lilly Adong (Nwoya Woman), Lucy Akello (Amuru Woman), Maj. Susan Lakot (UPDF), Bernard Atiku (Ayivu), Francis Mwijukye Buhweju), Angiro Gutumoi (Erute North), Fred Turyamuhweza (Rujumbura), Gilbert Olanya (Kilak), Harold Muhindo (Bukonzo East), Jonathan Odur (Erute South), Peter Okoth (Tochi), Anthony Akol (Kilak North), Atim Joy Ongom (WMP Lira), P.P Okin Ojara (Chwa West) and Lyandro Komakech (Gulu Municipality) attended the party.

Addressing the gathering, Besigye asked the people of Acholi to remain focused as the struggle to remove Museveni nears the end.

Once the struggle is over, Besigye said, the people of Acholi will regain their land, their dignity and special attention will be put on the region to ensure total recovery after years of war.

The event was also headlined by a football match between Boda boda cyclists of Gulu municipality and Aswa county.

Aol appreciated the skills exhibited by the youth in gulu hence calling on governemnt to tap and develop the talents for the better of the Ugandan youth and the country at large.

“We could be having world football stars from here if government did their work of developing such talents,” Aol said.