The former Forum for Democratic Change party president, Dr. Kizza Besigye has sent a message of comfort to the Church of Uganda leadership and the faith fraternity over the demolition of St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba.
Besigye, in a message released on Tuesday evening, thanked the Church for the spiritual enrichment to the citizens.
“The People’s Government and I salute His Grace Most Rev. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the House of Bishops and all Christians of the Church of Uganda for your endless spiritual nourishment of our souls,” said Besigye.
“We join you to express our disappointment at the deplorable demolition of St. Peter’s Church, Ndeeba, and stand in solidarity with the Church of Uganda communion,” he added.
The opposition strongman described the demolition as saddening and heartbreaking.
“St. Peter’s Church which has existed for 40 years has strong emotional ties to the parishioners in Ndeeba, and razing it down in the dark is saddening and heartbreaking,” he said.
He also said the Church, business and people must co-exist in freedom and peace and noted that the destruction of the House of Worship endangers the stability of Church – potentially exposing the church to future aggression.
“We stand with you as you pursue a resolution and reconstruction of the Church,” he said.