The National Chairman of opposition Uganda People’s Congress party, Lawrence Okae has died.
Okae passed away from Naguru Hospital on Monday morning according to UPC Head of Media and Communications, Muzey Faizo.
“Sad news to Congress! It is with utmost shock and regret to announce the death of our beloved National Chairman Comrade Okae Lawrence that has occurred this morning. Other arrangements will be communicated in due course,” he said.
Okae hailed from Gweri sub-county in District, Eastern Uganda.
Before becoming UPC national chairman, Okae contested for the Soroti County MP seat in 2001 and 2006 but lost to Samuel Anyolo and the late Peter Omolo FDC respectively.
Jimmy Akena, the UPC Party President, said that although he didn’t have details of Okae’s death, he has been sick for some time.