Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka of the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda has asked politicians to respect each other at all times regardless of their status and political affiliation.
Kibuuka, in his Christmas sermon, asked Ugandans and all contenders on various positions, to ensure that the electoral process goes on peacefully without people getting hurt.
“Elections last for a few months so it shouldn’t lure people into voter bribery, rigging as well as character assassination,” he said.
On the extension of elections as proposed by Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), Kibuuka differed from the other religious leaders saying that it’s not necessary at this time.
“There is no crisis in the country and elections are only left with three weeks. The constitution warrants the extension of elections via a Referendum and this has not been conducted,” Kibuuka said.
He asked fellow religious leaders to think twice whenever issuing such statements “because they may lead to instabilities with in the country.”
In the same vein, senior presidential advisor Hajji Abdul Nadduli, one of the people who participated in the Christmas liturgy at Mamre, asked the youth not to be used by politicians in provoking security personnel.
“Life has no spare parts and once its lost it can’t be replaced, everyone must look out for themselves,” Nadduli said.