June 18, 2024

Former Minister Omara Atubo accused of using cultural institution to fight government

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


Leaders of tekwaro Lango have accused former minister of lands, Daniel Omara Atubo of using cultural institution to fight the ruling NRM government.

Addressing journalists at Tekwaro Lango offices located on Oyam road,  Lira city, the speaker of Tekwaro Lango, Willy Omodo Omodo accused Omara Atubo of using Lango cultural institution for political gain.

He said for long, Daniel Omara Atubo who is the clan head of Otengoro Olang has been criticizing President Yoweri Museveni’s government much as the people of Lango need a lot of government support for development.

About the Lango constitutional review being spearheaded by Omara Atubo, Omodo said in 2016, the council of owitong appointed Col Tony Otoa, Tom Anang Odur, Dan Okello, George Ojwang Opota, Isaac Opio Opeo, PP Okello, Joe Apel, Caroline Edonga and Joe Olang Erik among others who reviewed the constitution and making a new one will cause disunity in Lango.

Patrick Okullo Okeng, the minister of information for Tekwaro Lango called for unity among the people of Lango to lobby for development including cattle compensation, employment opportunities and unity.

He called for reconciliation in Lango cultural institution and the utilization of the 2016 constitution that has been approved in the Uganda gazette.

Omodo denied using Lango cultural institution to fight government but said he will continue opposing injustices in Uganda because it is his constitutional right.

Daniel Omara Atubo said he was appointed by clan heads to lead the constitutional review committee.

About plans to run for position of Lango paramount chief, Omara Atubo said it was too early to announce his intentions, adding that he will pronounce himself on the matter at the right time.