Parliament spokesperson Chris Obore has spoken out on reports that speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is critically ill and needs to be airlifted abroad for specialized treatment.
According to Obore, “the Speaker is well and having time with his children at home.”
“He has been in campaigns for more than a year. A family is as important as national duty,” added the director of Communication at Parliament.
Noting that pomp was not Oulanyah’s style, Obore explained that the speaker had decided to run thd institution of Parliament where the deputy speaker’s office is respected.
“Secondly, the Deputy Speaker chairs the House as a shared responsibility not only when the Speaker is away. The new approach is that the deputy speaker works even when the Speaker is in the country not just as a filler,” explained Obore.
“Speaker Oulanyah promised the country that its not about him as the individual but parliament as an institution. He is in touch with his deputy and they run the show together. Pomp is not his style.”