April 15, 2024

Lango Clan heads assemble 20 lawyers to defend Electoral Commission


By Bonny Otim Ogwal (bonny.otim@vol.co.ug)


Lango Clan heads have assembled a team of twenty senior lawyers to defend members of the Lango Cultural Foundation electoral commission and three Owitong in a suit filed by Lango Cultural Foundation seeking to block the election of the new Lango Paramount Chief (Won Nyaci) on Friday 1st March 2024.

On Tuesday, Lango Cultural Foundation and 6 other Owitong led  by Prime Minister James Robert Ajal dragged the Lango Cultural foundation electoral commission members and three Owitong asking court to declare null and avoid the elections of Yosam Odur Ebii’s successor.

The court has now fixed Thursday 29th February 2024, as the date in which it will hear the application for the interim order.

Voice of Lango FM understands that the council of Owitong has now assembled a team of 20 senior lawyers to defend the electoral commission and ensure it gets a land slide victory in Friday’s hearing.

The team will be led by law don and city lawyer Dr Aadams Makmot Kibwanga, the Managing Partner of Makmot Kibwanga and Company advocates.

The other senior lawyers in the team include; retired magistrate Simon Peter Odoo, Alfred Okello Oryem, Godfrey Kavuma, Ponsiano Okello, Peter Odoo, Chong Ronald, Allan Okello and a litany of others.

The Lango Cultural Foundation Speaker Willy Omodo Omodo who has also been sued, told Voice of Lango that he has not yet been served with the suit but that when he receives he will instruct his lawyers to take necessary actions.

The lead counsel for the council of Owitong, Dr Aadams Makmot Kibwanga told Voice of Lango FM Wednesday evening that after being served, he and other lawyers have worked on the reply and will soon serve the applicants.

Dr Makmot says they are very ready to represent their clients tomorrow and will ensure they secure victory.

Willly Omodo Omodo who was recently elected as the speaker for the council of Owitong and has been jointly sued by Lango Cultural Foundation told Voice of Lango FM that he has not yet been served with court papers but that as soon as he is served he will instruct his attorneys on what to do.

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