Using her Social Media Platform, Kitgum Woman member of parliament made a statement that has been construed as unpalatable information meant to stir up tribal sentiments against the Baganda. Although this statement was meant to show her total support to the Acholi team which was due to tussle it out with Buganda in the FUFA organised tournament quarter final first leg, code named “celebrating our ancestry” the mean statement with such a hash tag has elicited diatribes.
Just as it is a norm for participatory global village streets on social media, different interpretations and reactions are flying like rockets in the air.
Many including fellow legislators believe the MP’s statement was made in a bad spirit bearing in mind that currently Jakana Nadduli, son of bush war hero and former minister for general duties in Museveni’s government, Alhaji Abdul Nadduli, is on remind at Butuntumula prisons in Luweero charged for promoting sectarianism and hate speech.
Jakana, similar to what Lillian did, took to his online TV and made statements about the late general Tumwine, and painting a picture of what would happen to generals Salim Saleh and Museveni.
Some of the Reactions to Lillian’s Twitter Hash tag
While Guild Vice President, she made a bid for the presidency of the Uganda National Students Union (UNSA) which she won in 2015, replacing Matanda Abubaker (the UNSA President from 2013 to 2014). Aber later moved from the Forum For Democratic Change party to the National Resistance Movement party when standing for the position of Chairperson of the National Youth Council. She was elected to this position in November 2015, polling 119 votes ahead of George Abudul who polled 105 votes.
Dr.Aber is now a senior presidential advisor on youth and a UN youth delegate Aber also is a former Commonwealth students association representative in charge of partnerships and advocacy.In 2018, Aber joined the Uganda constitutional review team. In 2016 she had unsuccessfully stood for the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA).
In January 2021, Aber won the women’s representative seat for Kitgum District.She replaced Margaret Lamwaka Odwar who switched to the Chua East Constituency.
She is also the founder and director of Laber Foundation a Non governmental charity Organization based in Kitgum.
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