The National Unity Platform has joined the people of Omoro county and country at large in mourning Hon.Toolit Simon Akecha who was their party flag bearer in Omoro county and a former MP for Omoro County in the 8th Parliament.
Toolit, died on Monday,16th, 2022 at Lacor hospital where he was admitted over the weekend
The news of his death was confirmed by NUP spokes person Joel Senyonyi in a tweet.
"On a sad note,Comrade Simon Toolit Akecha,our candidate in the recently concluded Omoro County by-election, and Acting Head of Policy & Research at NUP has passed on at Lacor Hospital in Gulu.
Details of burial arrangements will be shared in due course.May his soul rest in peace", he tweeted.
"We’ve learned with shock and great sorrow of the untimely passing of comrade Hon. Toolit Simon Akecha this afternoon at St. Mary's Lacor Hospital in Gulu. Hon. Toolit was our flag bearer in the recent by-election in Omoro Constituency", NUP also tweeted
Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.
In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes and later contested against Ojok Andrew Oulanyah bearing the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) flag during the Omoro County by-election where Ojok was declared winner by the Electoral Commission on 26 May 2022 after garnering 14,224 of the total votes cast against 1,633 votes obtained by his closest rival, Simon Toolit Akecha of the National Unity Platform – NUP.