KAMPALA – The Namirembe Diocese Bishop, Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has strongly condemned the extreme force and brutal methods used by the security forces on Ugandans.
The Bishop sympathized with Ugandans who have been injured, lost their dear ones and property during the countrywide riots caused as a result of the arrest of Presidential Candidate and Leader of National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine.
It should be noted that since the arrest of NUP President, Ugandans especially the youth have demonstrated demanding for the immediate release of their Candidate.
This has resulted into destruction of property, shooting, throwing of stones etc.
The Bishop urged the Eelectoral Commission (EC) if possible to cancel the elections until all parties involved sit to harmonise the situation.
He doubted the credibility of the elections to be held if the situation remains the way it is. The Bishop added his voice to that of the many Ugandans and demanded for the release of Presidential candidate.
On the other hand, the Bishop urged Ugandans to embrace peaceful avenues and not engage into battles with security forces. He said those who love peace, are the first to follow it.
He called on the EC, leaders in Government, those on opposition and security forces to ensure peace in whatever they do.
The Bishop also warned Ugandans on the dangers of Covid-19. He said many Ugandans are not taking covid serious and yet its claiming lives.
“I advise you to follow the guidelines by the Ministry of Health. Lets avoid gatherings, put on our masks, wash our hands on a regular basis etc. He added that when we tell people during weddings, funerals and church services to be keen and take good care of their health due to covid, some laugh at us. The disease is real,” he said.