By; Ben Musanje
19th Nov. 2020
Religious leaders under the Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) have condemned the violent events that occurred in Uganda and the brutal arrests of two Presidential Candidates Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of NUP and Patrick Oboi Amuriat of FDC yesterday.
Reading a joint statement at their headquarters in Rubaga, the IRCU Chairman Mufti Shaban Ramathan Mubajje expressed worries over the current political injustices that happen mostly to opposition politicians especially the Presidential candidates.
This comes after a number of people died and more than 30 got injured in the protests that engulfed most parts of the country following the arrest of NUP Presidential Flag bearer Kyagulanyi in Luuka Town for his scheduled campaign meeting yesterday.
Mubajje urges the Electoral Commission and various security organs to adhere to the human rights principles enshrined in the constitution and also follow the Holy books to desist from promoting injustices and violent acts in the country.
The Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga calls for peace in the country among all political actors, security agencies and the citizens in the country.
Meanwhile, IRCU declares these coming three days of the weekend, that is, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as days for National Prayers in the respective worship centers towards a meaningful and peaceful election based on national dialogue in light of the country’s constitution.