The minister for information and national guidance, Judith Nabakooba is urging all Ugandans and political actors to fully promote and observe peace during the coming general elections.
Nbakooba’s call for peace among Ugandans comes at the back drop of the just concluded NRM party primaries which were marred by extreme violence leading to serious human injuries, 10 deaths and loss of property in different parts of the country.
Addressing journalists today in Kampala, she reminded all Ugandans regardless of our political inclinations have an obligation to work for peace always.
“The upcoming national election early next year should be a moment for peace and reconciliation.” Said the minister.
She further called upon fellow leaders in all different capacities to always be champions and beacons of peace.
According to Nabakooba, “the call towards political leadership should always be informed by the desire to serve the people rather than self and personal gain.”
It is the pursuit of personal gain that pushes people to extreme forms of violence whenever they loose and election.
I therefore want to call upon every Ugandan to say never again should this peaceful country be subject to the kind of violence we witnessed in some areas.
In a releated story, the chairman of the ruling party Yoweri Kaguta Museveni condemned the ugly acts of violence which were exhibited by his party members. The visibly angry chairperson of the gallant NRM ordered for the prosecution of all members implicated in orchestrating acts of violence in the just concluded polls.
Speaking to journalists today at the party headquarters in Kampala, the junior secretary general Hon. Todwong revealed that the party is planning to carry out research to find out why there was extreme violence during the party primaries to elect flag bearers on the post of parliament and not other posts.
A total of 1421 direct parliamentary candidates and 495 female candidates were elected in the concluded party primaries across the country.