Talk:Bazilio Olara-Okello

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Head of state?[edit]

This article said that Bazilio Okello "served as head of state for two days and was replaced by Tito Okello". An anonymous editor claimed that this is false, so I've removed it pending verification. I am quite sure he breifly served as head of state, but that is from memory, I'll see if I can find a reference. / Ezeu 15:13, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Changed Head of State to de facto Head of State. --Ezeu 05:44, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Its appropriate to refer to Bazilio Olara Okello as a defacto president, though he uniquely controlled the Military Commission and would so be considered a President/Head of State. The prevailing constitution by then required the President/Head of State to take an official oath to which Bazilio Okello didnot and hence cannot be regarded as Head of state/President for purposes of history.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Mutya8 (talkcontribs) 16:28, 25 May 2007

He was not the president. He was the chairman of the Military Council that ruled the country, and in that capacity the de facto head of state. Armed men who sieze power no not usually care about the "prevailing constitution", if they did, they wouldnt be seizing power in the first place. --Ezeu (talk) 22:41, 22 April 2010 (UTC)