The Ambassador of Russia to Uganda H.E Vladen Semivolos, has Wednesday visited the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party head offices in Kampala where he paid his last respects to the late Rt Jacob L’okori Oulanyah.

H. E Vladlen Semivolos was received by NRM Secretary-General Richard Todwong at the party’s headquarters

Oulanyah died on Sunday March 20, 2022 in Seattle, U.S where he was receiving treatment. His candle burned out just three days to his 57th birthday.

At the time of his demise, he was the Speaker of Parliament and the NRM (ruling political party) Vice Chairman Northern region.

On arrival, H.E Vladen Semivolos was received by the NRM Secretary-General, Richard Todwong and Maj Okwir Rabwoni, Director for youth and institutions.

H. E Vladlen Semivolos signs in the condolence book at NRM National Secretariat as other officials look on.

He would then pay his last respects to the fallen Speaker of Parliament by signing in the condolence book at the party’s headquarters.

On Friday last week, the Ambassador paid tribute to Oulanyah by signing in the condolence book at Parliament.

H. E Vladlen Semivolos signing in the condolence book on Wednesday

A tweet on the Embassy’s official Twitter handle read that that H.E Semivolos “expressed deep condolences to the Government, Parliament and the People of Uganda.”

On Thursday, the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matviyenko, also paid tribute to Jacob Oulanyah, describing him as a strong-willed person.

The Federation Council is the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly, the Russian parliament.

In his message, Valentina said Oulanyah’s dedication towards serving national interests earned him respect of the people both in Uganda and outside the country.

“On behalf of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, I express deep condolences on the demise of Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda,” writes Valentina.

“A determined and strong-willed person, an influential political leader who dedicated his life to serving national interests and rightly earned the respect of the people, passed away. He did a lot to strengthen the role of Parliamentarism in Uganda and the country’s prestige on the African continent,” he adds.

He added that: “I kindly request to convey words of sincere sympathy and support to the family and friends of the deceased.”

Oulanyah’s body will arrive in Uganda frok the U.S on Friday April 1 and be buried on Friday April 8.

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