Buikwe District Woman Member of Parliament Judith Babirye has called up Born-Again Christians to come out and participate in directly elected political positions in the country.
Addressing a Pastors Conference at Imperial Royale Hotel on the proposed new regulations to govern church operations, Babirye, a celebrated gospel singer, said it was high time more and more Born Again Christians joined politics and had a say in the governance of the country.
She warned however, that those joining politics should steer clear of the position of the presidency.
“In the next elections, you should contest on all available leadership positions in the country, apart from the presidency because currently we don’t need another president,” Babirye emphasized.
Babirye, an NRM MP says President Museveni and the ruling party are all that Uganda needs at the moment.
Meanwhile, the MP said whoever is behind the new laws to govern religions is “the number one enemy of the NRM.”
She noted that in the previous elections the ruling party scored highly in Born-again churches
“People have been saying that I never spoken in Parliament, but on this issue, I am going to speak out,” she said.
In the meeting, Hon Nantume Jennifer, the MP for Buvuma asked government whenever it wants to bring a new law regarding religions, to always put in consideration Article 21 of the constitution which guarantees freedom of warship.
Bishop David Kiganda, the pastor of Christianity Focus Centre Kisenyi noted that born again churches will start encouraging their members to stand in the coming elections in order to avoid the making of laws that are intended to suppress the believers.