By Patrick Ocaido
“Why always him? Those were the words of some MPs when Speaker Rebecca Kadaga broke the bad news that Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo, Agago North County MP was involved in a nasty road accident last Wednesday.
Kadaga urged fellow MPs to pray harder for Ogenga Latigo, who is hospitalized at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala.
“Let us pray for him (Latigo) and in case doctors allow us to visit him at Nakasero, please let us go and comfort him,” Kadaga said.
The former Leader of Opposition (LoP) was reportedly involved in a road accident on Kampala-Gulu Highway last Wednesday while he was going to his constituency.
This is the third road accident Prof. Latigo has suffered since 2009 with most of them being fatal.
In October 2009, while serving as LoP, Latigo survived a fatal motor accident on Kampala-Gulu Highway where his driver Sam Tabu Onyenya and a woman identified as Innocent Awor, died on the spot.
Latigo who confessed for having been driving at 160km/hour was scheduled to join the Acholi paramount chief, Rwot David Onen Acana II, at a function in his constituency-Agago County in Pader district.
On January 2011, Prof. Latigo was again involved in a motor accident on the same Kampala-Gulu Highway around Kiryandongo. Prof. Latigo who was returning from his constituency was being chauffeured in his official car when it knocked dead a pedal cyclist.
These successive series of accidents prompted opposition party to give Latigo another term in office as LoP considering that he was indisposed for a long time during his tenure.
Prof. Latigo is the only LoP who served for more than one term from 2006-2010 since the restoration of multiparty politics in 2005.