Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC)- Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo is dead. Family sources say he succumbed to Covid-19 at Mulago Referral Hospital, Jan.09/2021 where he has been under intensive care unit.
Maj. Santos Okot is widely famed for his declaration of persona non grata for the NUP party presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine. He hit the spotlight in 2019 when he ordered the DPC of Gulu central police station to disperse a People Power rally which had been convened at the central market.
In the ongoing general elections, Santo had appeared on local radio stations issuing threats and stern warnings to all locals who had overtly showed allegiance to Bobi Wine’s People Power movement. At one point, he was quoted saying ‘there was no People Power’ in Acholi region.