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Cecilia Ogwal rejected Vice President position, says Museveni’s aide

By Davis Mugabi

Arguably one of Uganda’s longest serving Opposition political leaders, Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Ogwal, died this morning in India. Media reports indicate that she succumbed to cancer. 

However, it has emerged that during her decades in Parliament/Political Opposition, Ogwal declined to join the ruling government, the NRM.

“At one point in time, Museveni offered her a position as Vice President in the cabinet. Ogwal’s death is a significant loss for Uganda and its political landscape. Her contributions as a long-serving legislator and prominent figure will undoubtedly be remembered,” said Nelson Bwire in a post on X this morning, suggesting how committed Ogwal was, to regime change. Bwire is a former Daily Monitor News Editor. Currently, he works as the Online Editor for State House Uganda. 

Eulogies 

“It is with a heavy heart and pain  that I announce the passing of our Mother, Mentor and role model Imat Cecilia Atim Ogwal, the Honourable Member representing the Women of Dokolo District. I send my sincere sympathies to her dear husband and the family, friends, the people of Lango and colleagues!  May her soul find eternal rest,” Speaker of Parliament Anita Among.

“We have just received the sad news of the demise of Hon. Cecilia Ogwal. A lady who loved her country with passion. A nationalist who looked beyond party colors when addressing national issues, whether locally or while in international fora. We have lost a political icon!” Works Minister Gen. Katumba Wamala.

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