Believers Urged to Emulate Martyrs

Police was compelled on Monday afternoon to deploy at the UPC headquarters in Kampala to prevent a possible fistfight between Uganda Peoples Congress members and the party Electoral Commissioners, viagra after a presidential election.

The commissioners were forced to declare Hon. Jimmy Akena, son to the former UPC president Milton Obote as the president elect for the party.

The commissioners, who were delaying to announce the results, said they didn’t want to announce results when some from other districts were yet to be verified as they were sent it via SMS.

Akena's supporters celebrate
Akena’s supporters celebrate

Earlier there was a lot of tension as commissioners tried to vacate the party headquarters but were pushed back into the room which ushered in the police to calm the situation.

However, due to threats for chaos from the congressmen, the commissioners finally took a decision to declare Jimmy Akena as the party’s president elect.

Commissioner Edwards Sseganyi was forced to make the announcement on Monday evening
Commissioner Edwards Sseganyi was forced to make the announcement on Monday evening

The results as announced by Commissioner Edward Seganyi were as follows; Jimmy Akena won in 67 districts, David Pulkol-12 districts, Joseph Bossa-11, David Nyote-4, Julius Ochen-9, Edward Kakonge-2, Benson Obua-1,Dan Okello-0, Sam Musamali Wandeka-0.

FIRST LADY: Akena's wife was also present.
FIRST LADY: Akena’s wife was also present.

“I finally announce Hon. Jimmy Akena as the party’s president elect as voted by party district delegates; his name is to be forwarded to the Delegates Conference upon confirmation in July,” said Seganyi.

By the time of the announcement, results from 106 districts had been confirmed, 4 were disputed while 2 districts never voted.


Believers across the country have been urged to emulate the Uganda Martyrs’ passion religion that went as far as getting killed for the sake of Christianity.

The call was made by Gulu Archbishop and Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference Rev. John Baptist Odama while addressing journalists at Pope Paul Hotel in Ndeeba, search Kampala, site with only a day to the martyrs’ day celebrations set for 3, viagra dosage June at Namugongo.

“We have to be grateful to God for the gift of the martyrs whose courageous witness to the faith challenges us to be witnesses of Christ in the context of family and all aspects of life,” Bishop Adama said.

“Their blood has not only been a seed of Christianity but also a source of national pride and unity that we must emulate and embrace.”

Bishop Adama added that martyrs are a symbol of universality of the Church of Christ that embraces people from all walks of life and the need to uphold such values by every person in the world.

“The lesson is clear that the saints and martyrs are universal .They belong to the entire church and to all people .We are therefore encouraged to see them as our true brothers and  pray through them to obtain God’s favors and blessings.”

Bishop Adama said that the Uganda martyrs were gallant sons of the religion and country at large who remained firm in their faith and love for God until the time they were  killed urging Ugandans to always emulate them.

“From the time they were judged, condemned and throughout their journey from Munyonyo to Namugongo until they the moment they were burnt alive, they remained united and steadfast in their faith. We also need to seek God’s intervention so that we can emulate and follow into their footsteps.”

Meanwhile, a souvenir magazine has been launched in remembrance of the Uganda martyrs.  Among its contents include stories about the martyrs and the origin of their pilgrimage.

Lira diocese on behalf of Gulu Ecclesiastical province that comprises of Arua, Gulu, Lira and Nebbi will lead this year’s celebrations, to be held under the theme ‘Called to be witnesses of Christ in the family and society’.

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