Praises only as Obadiah Akaki, late Obote’s brother is dead


Mzee Obadiah Akaki, NRM's Sam Engola [M] and President Museveni in 2010 in Lira. Courtesy photo.

Lira – The death of the late President Dr. Apollo Milton Obote’s only surviving brother was made public on Friday morning.

Obadiah Akaki – according to his close family member, died aged 96 “peacefully” from his rural home in Akokoro sub-county, Apac district.

No cause of his death has been announced.

On Friday morning – TND News spoke to some of Obadiah’s close family members and he was extoled as below:

“A full life lived short of a century through the tumultuous historical landscape of Uganda,” Bishop Stanley Engena Maitum – late president Obote’s son eulogised his departed uncle.

Honourable Lucy Ajok, the former Apac district Women MP and a member of Oyima clan, said late Obadiah Akaki worked as a civil servant who helped in building this nation – Uganda.

“He was a very gentle person; never quarreled with anybody and it was hard to see him quarreling,” former MP recalls.

“Sometimes he would cry when he thinks about his dead brothers. He loved all his brothers and I have never learnt of a situation where the three brothers disagreed,” she added.

Some people say…..

By the time of his death, sources say the late was “too close” to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and had “crossed to NRM party”.

In 2010, the family of former president Milton Obote said they won’t miss their uncle, Obadiah Akaki after crossing to government.


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