President Museveni on Sunday made a phone call to Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala Archdiocese following the latter’s earlier remarks that he is being accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
In a brief statement issued by presidential press secretary Don Wanyama on Sunday evening, the President’s telephone conversation was a precursor to future talks that the two leaders will hold.
During Good Friday prayers at Old Kampala playground, Archbishop Lwanga stunned the congregation when he accused intelligence agencies of misinforming the President that he plans to overthrow the government.
He also said the security agencies were recruiting some of his priests to spy on him.
Archbishop Lwanga, who is the current head of the Uganda Joint Christian Council, has often been at loggerheads with the government due to his outspoken nature about some wrongs such as corruption.
He strongly opposed the lifting of the age limit for the President from the Constitution, prompting the President to warn church leaders off politics.