The Leader of Opposition in Parliament -LOP, Betty Aol Ocan has distanced herself from the Acholi Parliamentary Group -APG’s endorsement of Jacob Oulanyah for Speakership of the eleventh parliament.
Aol told Endigyito radio during an interview that it was not right for the APG leader to make a decision without consent of his members or the executives.
She said that she was not and will not be part of the endorsement pointing out that it depicts tribalism, polarization and taking sides which is not necessary for the functioning of a parliament.
Aol who also subscribes to the group said that she had a discussion with the APG Chairperson Phillips Polly Ojara Okin over the endorsement but unfortunately he told her that he was trapped by people he did not disclose.
But Aol noted that power to make decisions on behalf of APG is not vested in the Chairperson alone but the members and the executive, and she wondered if the endorsement was a slip of tongue by Okin.
She added that while the Acholi MPs may feel right to support the son of the land, it will be a great disservice to him as it attaches him to tribal sentiment.