Stop fueling political violence, Bishop Kibuuka urges all political actors,public
By Kabuye Ronald
Politicians from all political parties and independent candidates have been discouraged from fueling political violence but rather engage into a peaceful process. The appeal has been made by the presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Orthodox Church in Uganda (EOC) Jacinto Kibuuka during the divine liturgy at MAMRE prayer Center Namugongo- janda.
The call follows the recently witnessed violence that led to the death of more than 49 people while hundreds were left with severe injuries as a result of arrest and detention of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine from Luuka district.
Bishop Kibuuka condemned those who take pride in violence which he says will lead the country into turmoil yet many are still nursing wounds of losing their dear ones in the bad history of political violence and civil wars that the country has always gone through to get a new government.
“Whatever the case or cause no political violence should be nurtured in our country again. Therefore, I urge you all to renounce political violence whether you are a government official, president, presidential candidate, political party, supporter, sympathizer or independent candidate since we gain nothing when our people are dying and property destroyed. Let’s under take good faith measure to reduce tension that is created and respect fundamental human rights freedom, our country, families and lives.” Preached Bishop Kibuuka
He also discouraged the trend of destroying property and stealing from innocent people and security organs using excessive force which leads to death of innocent Ugandans since it only takes the country back to scratch hence destroying the economy.
Furthermore, Bishop Kibuuka called upon the presidential candidates to only focus on convincing voter to vote for them and the public to vote for the candidates of their own choice without fear or favor. In a related development Kibuuka has called upon presidential candidates to dialogue and decide on the way forward the puts the lives of people and the country as a priority.
Meanwhile 35 children and adults were baptized into EOC