The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Anitah Among has said that Speaker Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah is receiving and responding to treatment at an American hospital.
Rt Hon. Oulanyah has since February 3, 2022, been admitted at a specialized facility in Seattle, Washington State.
Earlier, Democratic Party President Norbert Mao also urged the public to pray for Hon Oulanyah and also respect his privacy and that of his family.
He said the Speaker was very ill.
“I’m with the CJ, the D/Speaker, the Health Minister & the Speaker’s brother in Seattle where the Speaker is hospitalized. A man who is very ill deserves our prayers. Above all let’s respect his privacy and that of his family. The D/Speaker will soon issue a statement. It is well!”
I’m with the CJ, the D/Speaker, the Health Minister & the Speaker’s brother in Seattle where the Speaker is hospitalized. A man who is very ill deserves our prayers. Above all let’s respect his privacy and that of his family. The D/Speaker will soon issue a statement. It is well! pic.twitter.com/Xz3QavYUjY
— Norbert Mao (@norbertmao) March 17, 2022
This week, Rt Hon. Among travelled along with Hon Oulanyah’s brother Francis Emuna and Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo.
“Together with close friends; His Lordship Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Hon. Nobert Mao and Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng; I have visited Rt Hon. Speaker Jacob Oulanyah at his Hospital Bed in Seattle,” Rt Hon Among said on Friday.
“He is receiving and responding to treatment under the close attention of his doctors. Let us keep him in prayers for a speedy and complete recovery,” she said.
She urged the public to respect his privacy and that of the family.
Friends, colleagues, government officials, and even opposition politicians have all been tweeting and wishing the Speaker a speedy recovery.
We send our thoughtful prayers to the Speaker of parliament @JacobOulanyah, with the hope that you will feel better and bounce back strong as a bull.
Regardless of our political differences, it's a reminder that we are one Uganda, one people. We pray for a quick recovery. pic.twitter.com/O47DYEO368
— FDC (@FDCOfficial1) March 16, 2022
Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving our Rt.Hon Speaker @JacobOulanyah
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restores him. Loving Father, touch him now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for him to be well in mind, body, soul, and spirit. Amen. pic.twitter.com/725iEpOyET
— Rwakakamba Morrison (@Rwakakamba) March 16, 2022
So much has been out there about the Speaker, Rt Hon @JacobOulanyah! But in times like this, we need to unite and pray for his quick recovery. May my prayers reach God’s ears and make you well again. #GetWellSoonJO pic.twitter.com/5xhLWo955x
— Mathias Mpuuga (@MathiasMpuuga) March 16, 2022
The Rt. Honourable @JacobOulanyah, my prayers, and those of my family, are that God gives healing hands to the medical personnel taking care of your health leading to your full and quick recovery🙏🏾. CPM pic.twitter.com/04d4JWud9H
— Charles Peter Mayiga (@cpmayiga) March 17, 2022
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Your #healing is entirely in his hands. pic.twitter.com/rXIxzjQxGE
— Hon.Asiimwe K. Enos (@Kinywamachunda) March 18, 2022
We may disagree on political ideology but will NEVER wish our political opponents death. We stand with @NRMOnline @Parliament_Ug ,the people of Acholi and family of @JacobOulanyah as he continues to receive treatment for his illness. Get well Jacob. We keep you in our prayers. https://t.co/opYGCwuE5g
— Patrick Oboi Amuriat (@PatrickAmuriat) March 16, 2022
My prayers are with you the Rt Hon. Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.May the Almight God be with you in this difficult moment.Quick recovery comrade.
— Edward Ssekandi (@ESsekandi) March 18, 2022
— Barnabas Nawangwe (@ProfNawangwe) March 18, 2022