It is attended by the retired Bishops of Soroti and Bukedi Dioceses, Rt. Rev. Charles Bernard Ebitu Obaikol, Rt. Rev. Nicodemus Okile Engwalas, priests and other religious leaders in Soroti. Also in attendance is the Resident City Commissioner, Robert Adiama who also Ecweru’s young brother.
Obodo, then the head of the VIP protection unit at the president's office had been at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting Obote's return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a Commonwealth conference when he learned of a military coup in Uganda.