Information from Gulu indicates that the Former Omoro County MP Aspirant under National Unity Platform has passed on.
According to local Media reports the former Omoro County MP aspirant under NUP Simon Tolit passed on from Lacor hospital on Monday afternoon.
He was admitted at the facility over the weekend.
NUP’s Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi in a tweet has also confirmed Tolit’s death.
“On sad note, Comrade Simon Toolit Akecha, our candidate in the recently concluded Omoro County by-election, and Acting Head of Policy & Research at NUP has passed on at Lacor Hospital in Gulu. Details of burial arrangements will be shared in due course.May his soul rest in peace.” He said in a statement.
NUP last year fronted Toolit, a former FDC member as its flag-bearer in the Omoro County by-election, following the death of MP and former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
He was defeated by Oulanyah’s son Andrew Ojok, who contested on the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ticket.
Toolit was the Omoro County MP in the eighth Parliament but got defeated by Oulanyah in 2011 parliamentary election.
Oulanyah again beat him in the February 18, 2021 parliamentary election.
Toolit had previously contested for the same seat on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket but lost to Oulanyah.
Each time he lost, Toolit petitioned court on grounds that Oulanyah stole the vote but the petition would be dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence.