UPC national chairman, Lawrence Okae is dead

UPC National Chairman Mr Okae Lawrence is dead, his party say. File photo.

He has been a dedicated UPC member who paid allegiance to Dr Apollo Milton Obote’s son, Mr Jimmy Akena, the current UPC president, and Lira Municipality MP (now vying for Lira City East Division MP).

Kampala – 4, January 2020: Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) party and the nation is mourning the death of Lawrence Okae. Until his death, he has been the UPC national chairman under Jimmy Akena administration.

His death was announced by UPC Head of Media and Communications, Muzey Faizo on Monday, 4 January.

“SAD NEWS TO CONGRESS! It is with utmost shock and regret to announce the death of our beloved National Chairman Comrade Okae Lawrence that has occurred this morning. Other arrangements will be communicated in due course.”

He will be remembered for often urging the government to introduce a people’s centred programs like it was the case when UPC was in power.

Addressing the media last year ahead of the “scientific” Martyrs Day celebrations 2020, he applauded government for its positive response in fighting Covid-19 pandemic.

The deceased (Okae), in that same media conference, said “Covid-19 has greatly humbled us before God”

What caused his death is unclear.

Details to follow

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