Former Omoro County MP and NUP member Toolit passes on

Man Jose Kayima

National Unity Platform flag bearer for Omoro County Simon Toolit Akecha has passed on at the age of 65.

The development was confirmed by NUP deputy Spokesperson Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro

“It is true Mr Toolit has died. He was our candidate and he has been a very committed member of the party and we shall miss him so much. He has died with honor and he has made very important decisions and stood for the people of Northern and Uganda at large.” Said Waiswa

Omoro County MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah also confirmed the news via his Twitter

“It is a dark day in Omoro!
We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha!

“Hon.Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in the recent by-elections.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!

@NRMOnline @NUP_Ugw

Hon.Toolit was the Member of Parliament for Omoro County between 2006 and 2011.

In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

Oulanyah died later in 2022 leading to a byelection in Omoro County which pitied Oulanyah’s son, Andrew OJok Oulanyah under the NRM against Toolit this time bearing the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) flag.

A by-election was organized following the death of former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.

Toolit and Jacob Ojok Oulanyah contested in the by-election that was held last year.

Ojok was declared winner of the Omoro County by-election by the Electoral Commission on 26 May 2022 after garnering 14,224 of the total votes cast against 1,633 votes obtained by his closest rival, Simon Toolit Akecha of the National Unity Platform.

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