Family Of Exiled Uganda Colonel, Museveni Foe In War, Rejects Government's Offer Of Burial

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The late Lt. Col John Charles Ogole

Statement:

We, the family of John Charles Ogole in London would like to announce that the arrangements for the burial of their beloved late Lt. Col. John Charles Ogole, who passed away in a London hospital on the 30th, April 2014, and whose body was provisionally scheduled to be taken for burial in Loro Atidi, Ongica Te Atego Village, Orupu Parish, Iceme Sub County, Oyam District, Uganda, has been postponed.

John’s body will be kept in London until the appropriate time comes when he can be buried at his home in Loro Atidi in conditions that fulfil his dying wish.As far as the family is concerned, at the moment when we send his body home, his wishes that he does not want the Government of Uganda to be involved in his burial arrangement will not be met.

We appeal to the people of Lango and the Elders of the Lango Community here in London and in Uganda to respect and honour the wishes of the late Lt. Col. John Ogole.

The arrangement for the funeral services in London will proceed as planned on Saturday the 10th May 2014.

And once again, we re-assure the people of Lango and all the friends and well wishers that we are committed to returning John’s body home when the time is right.

We thank all the people who have stood with us in solidarity to honour and respect John’s wishes and life.

On behalf of John’s family,

Margaret Opio

 

 

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