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  • Uganda's Vice Presidents over the years: John Babiiha

Following the abolition of traditional institutions in 1967, John Babiiha found himself at the centre of mainstream politics as Uganda’s first Republican Vice President
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Following the abolition of traditional institutions in 1967, John Babiiha found himself at the centre of mainstream politics as Uganda’s first Republican Vice President

April 1966 to January 1971 John Babiiha was born on April 17, 1913, in Toro, western Uganda He was Vice President, under the Uganda Peoples' Congress (UPC) government led by Apollo Milton Obote. 

he ice resident r ohn abiha delivers a speech at ganda ollege yambogo 071268 The Vice President, Mr. John Babiha delivers a speech at Uganda College Kyambogo 07.12.68

 

He also served as the Minister of Animal Resources from 1967-1971 in the same UPC regime.

John Babiiha, Felix Rwambarari, Milton Obote, Sam Odaka and others were the founding members of the UPC party in 1959.

he ice resident r ohn abiiha accompanied by exservice man r usambiza extreme right in a parade as part of remembrace day ceremony in ampala 121167The Vice President Mr. John Babiiha accompanied by ex-service man Mr. Kusambiza (extreme right) in a parade as part of remembrace day ceremony in Kampala 12.11.67

 

 

Following the abolition of traditional institutions in 1967, John Babiiha found himself at the centre of mainstream politics as Uganda's first Republican Vice President replacing the Kyabazinga, William Wilberforce Nadiope.

ice president r ohn abiiha at kololo 08091969 Vice president Mr. John Babiiha at kololo 08.09.1969

 

On December 19, 1969, when President Obote was injured in an assassination attempt, John Babiiha temporarily assumed control of government and declared a national state of emergency. 

 ohn abiiha ilton bote asil ataringayaL-R, John Babiiha, Milton Obote, Basil Bataringaya

 

Babiiha died in March 1982.

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