Cecilia Ogwal’s Death! Parliament, FDC lock horns over the burial program
By Evans Najuna
On a rather interesting but a sad development, the death of Dokolo Woman MP has sparked off a cold war between the third arm of government and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the second largest Political party in Uganda to which the deceased Hon. Babra Atim Ogwal belongs.
Yesterday evening, FDC released a tantative program via their X app (formally twitter) handle, for the burial of their departed member. However, on an interesting note, using the same platform, the Parliament of Uganda has refuted FDC’s program.
With teary eyes, we remind Ugandans that the now late Hon. Atim Babra Cecilia Ogwal was a national leader with three major families; the FDC, Parliament of Uganda and the biological family. Therefore we must accord decency and respect to all the stake holders. She was a peace maker and no doubt about that.
According to parliament, the burial of the late Hon. Cecilia Ogwal is the responsibility of Parliament not the FDC party. They have since informed the public to disregard the purported burial programme released by the FDC on it’s social media platforms.
Adding that, the Speaker of Parliament together with the family, will release the funeral arrangements. “We urge the FDC to observe the bare minimum of respect and decency and not vulgarise the final journey of the hugely respected Hon. Ogwal” Parliament wrong on their handle.
This has since not gone well with the Uganda’s blue party! In their reply note, the FDC has also told the parliament that, they should be informed that Hon. Ogwala had her second home as FDC “We are sure, given the choice, she would have preferred to be laid to rest adorned with FDC colors and the FDC flag” FDC stated on their platform.
The FDC added that, with teary eyes, remind Ugandans that the now late Hon. Atim Babra Cecilia Ogwal was a national leader with three major families; the FDC, Parliament of Uganda and the biological family. They therefore concluded by asking parliament that they must accord decency and respect to all the stake holders. “She was a peace maker and no doubt about that” FDC said. And cautioned them not look into the mouth of the bereaved.