Frank Tumwebaze Eulogises Jacob Oulanyah. The Member of Parliament for Kibale East County in Kamwenge district, and a member of the National Resistance Movement has Eulogised the fallen Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya. Tumwebaze is also the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in the Government of Uganda.
Hon. Frank Tumwebaze KAGYIGYI: We gather here with heavy hearts to pay tribute to our leader. Hon Colleagues, the late was an all-round human being. He stood for the true spirit of Ubuntu (humanity). He exhibited & exuded UBUNTU.
He taught us many things but most importantly being humble & tolerant especially when under provocation. As leaders we live with many provocative situations but OJ, taught us restraint.
I therefore, appeal to Colleagues, that let’s continue to embrace & live true to his instructive counsel of “Sharpening our arguments not voices”
OJ was brilliant. His intellectual depth was phenomenal. That is why we elected him. We never elected him for affirmative action to balance a certain region or religion but bse of his abilities. He wasn’t a populist. He stood for politics of ANSWER & not politics of ANGER.
Colleagues, a brilliant person will always be noticed wherever he/she is, irrespective of the political side he/she sits on.
If u stand for mediocrity, still u will be seen & known for that. Competence like OJ’s can never be suppressed no matter what. OJ had to be speaker.
Madam speaker, in OJ, the biblical teaching of the “DEAD aren’t DEAD” is true.
Spiritually he is not dead. We all know that he prepared his journey to heaven & traditionally as we believe, OJ is very alive in the gifts of children God gave him. This gives me peace & hope.
Last night at his last Vigil, Andrew his son made his dad & all of us proud. He exhibited maturity, wisdom & strength of character being a true reflection of Jacob.
It’s my prayer that the people of Omoro can see the leader in Andrew & send him here to replace his dad.
May the soul of RT HON Jacob rest in eternal peace.