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EOC’s Bishop Kibuuka urges politicians to stop disrespecting their opponents, objects to election extension suggestion by UJCC

By Kabuye Ronald

The presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda, Jacinto Kibuuka has urged those vying for leadership positions at various levels to stop the vice of abusing, character assassinating and disrespecting their opponents in the name of seeking for support.

Bishop Kibuuka reminded politicians that elections last for a few months thus it shouldn’t lure people into vote bribery and rigging, attacking others, character assassinating and inciting other into venturing into violence which actions are satanic fruits since they don’t yield any good.

He thus advised them to preach their manifesto, love and peace which brings about development.

Bishop kibuuka also strongly differed from the view of the religious leaders that unite under the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) of advocating for an extension of the elections for more three years. He says there is no alarm to warrant the extension since the elections are only left with three weeks to be conducted and there is no crisis in the country.

He said in the state that the country is in apparently, the only thing that can cause an election extension as per Uganda’s constitution is a referendum which is also an election in itself thus urging his fellow religious leaders to critically scrutinize the country’s constitution and change their minds since an extension might also result into nasty happenings.

Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka, Presidential advisor Alhajji Abdul Naduli and the clergy posing for a group photo

“You cannot suggest an election extension now when we are only left with only three weeks to go to polls. We shall not keep in politicking all the time, let the process be conducted so that we move on onto other things since an extension mighty also result into violence.” Said Bishop Kibuuka.

He said all the above while celebrating the Christmas Divine liturgy at mamre International prayer centre at Namugongo Janda which was also attended by the senior presidential advisor and former minister without portfolio and national mobilization Alhajji Abdul Naduli.

Nadduli urged parents to advise their children against being violent and provoking security personnel   since such actions mighty result into loss of their lives.

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