President Yoweri Museveni has said he will mediate in the Lango cultural leadership dispute.
President Museveni said this on Friday while addressing
Journalists at Lira Hotel after the conclusion of his two day anti-poverty mobilization
in Lango Sub-region.
Museveni said he had initially been informed about the leadership
dispute between Yosam Odur and Dr Eng. Michael Moses Odongo Okune, the leader
of the rival clan heads but thought it had been resolved.
The leadership crisis that started in 2012 by a group of clan
heads who were opposed to the proposal to invite President Museveni to preside
over Lango Conference has since seen four rival Paramount chiefs appointed
against Odur administration.
Among those who have since been appointed include Benjamin
Okii the head of Okii-Bura clan, Charles Olet, the leader of Okii-Ogwangkoltum
and now Dr Odongo Okune who was appointed two years ago.
Describing Odongo Okune as his son and Odur as his uncle,
President Museveni said he will soon summon the two leaders to have the dispute
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On Friday, President Museveni held a closed-door meeting with
Yosam Odur at Barlegi State Lodge and discussed possible ways of resolving the
Both Dr Odongo Okune and Odur have welcomed the move by the President.
Several attempts to mediate on the dispute had
Among those who mediated in the crisis includes former Bishop of
Lango Diocese Rev. John Charles Odur Kami, Bishop Emeritus Joseph Franzeli of
Lira Diocese among others.