Milton Obote

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Apollo Milton Obote
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2nd President of Uganda
In office
15 April 1966 – 25 January 1971
Vice PresidentJohn Babiiha
Preceded byEdward Mutesa (non-executive)
Succeeded byIdi Amin
In office
17 December 1980 – 27 July 1985
Vice PresidentPaulo Muwanga
Preceded byPresidential Commission
Succeeded byBazilio Olara-Okello
2nd Prime Minister of Uganda
1st Executive Prime Minister
In office
30 April 1962 – 15 April 1966
Preceded byBenedicto Kiwanuka (non-executive)
Succeeded byNone (post abolished)
Personal details
Born(1925-12-28)28 December 1925
Apac District, Uganda
Died10 October 2005(2005-10-10) (aged 79)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Political partyUganda People's Congress
Spouse(s)Miria Obote
Children5

Apollo Milton Obote (28 December 1925 – 10 October 2005) was a Ugandan politician who led Uganda to independence in 1962 from British colonial rule.[1][2]

Betweeen 1962 to 1966, Obote served as Prime Minister of Uganda. He also went on to serve twice as President of Uganda from 1966 to 1971 then from 1980 to 1985.[3]

On 10 October 2005, Obote died of kidney failure in an hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 79.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gideon AJ van Dyk (18 March 2016). Military Psychology for Africa. AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. pp. 379–. ISBN 978-1-920689-95-7.
  2. Leslie Alan Horvitz; Christopher Catherwood (14 May 2014). Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide. Infobase Publishing. pp. 331–. ISBN 978-1-4381-1029-5.
  3. Omongole R. Anguria (1 January 2006). Apollo Milton Obote: What Others Say. Fountain Publishers. ISBN 978-9970-02-616-6.
  4. "Former Ugandan leader Obote dies". BBC News. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
none
President of the Uganda People's Congress
1959–2005
Succeeded by
Miria Obote
Preceded by
Benedicto Kiwanuka
Prime Minister of Uganda
1962–1966
Succeeded by
Otema Allimadi
post abolished 1966–1980
Preceded by
Edward Mutesa
President of Uganda
1966–1971
Succeeded by
Idi Amin
Preceded by
Presidential Commission of Uganda
President of Uganda
1980–1985
Succeeded by
Tito Okello Lutwa