According to former UPC national chairman, Maj. Edward Rurangaranga, they were at Miami Beach in Luzira on Sunday when Odit suddenly dosed off in his chair.
Former UPC Secretary General John Odit is hospitalized at the International Hospital Kampala in the Intensive care unit.
According to former UPC national chairman, Maj. Edward Rurangaranga, they were at Miami Beach in Luzira on Sunday when Odit suddenly dosed off his chair.
Maj. Rurangaranga narrates that the incident happened at about 6:00pm when he was rushed to Benedict Clinic where they lacked emergency drugs. Odit was then transferred to International Hospital Kampala, where doctors gave him first aid and announced that he had suffered a stroke.
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At around 11:20pm he was taken to Kololo hospital for a scan which showed that he had a blood clot in his brain.
Oyam North MP Crispus Ayena Odongo says an operation was then carried out at 1:00am which lasted till 4:30am.
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When the URN reporter entered the Intensive Care Unit at IHK, Odit lay still with tubes inserted into his nose and mouth. The senior nurse who preferred anonymity said they were monitoring his blood pressure which kept rising and falling.
She added that Odit is in a stable condition and that the operation was carried out successfully.
Family and friends attending to him at the hospital say he has had a case of hypertension for close to six years now, but he rarely went for medical check ups.
Odit was sacked as UPC secretary general in December last year after party president Olara Otunnu accused him together with other officials of misappropriating party funds and working against him. Otunnu has insisted the money was squandered without any planned activities being carried out.
Last year, Donors under the Deepening Democracy Programme gave UPC 198 million shillings to carry out party activities. However, there have been counter accusations within UPC on how the money was spent since Odit was the signatory to the money in his capacity as secretary general at the time.
Maj Rurangaranga and Ayena say this may also have worsened Odit’s condition.
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