The Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda Johnson Gakumba has warned
politicians to cease from inciting youth into acts of violence during the
forthcoming general elections.
Preaching to Christians at Christ Church Parish in Gulu City on
Friday, Gakumba said that elections are not a do or die thing and that those candidates
who shall not make it should cease from inciting youth to perpetrate violence
since God still has plans for them in other areas. He asked
the youth not
accept to die for any politician.
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also asked the candidates to desist from hate speech, which could spark
also asked voters not to vote for the candidates whose agenda don’t conform
with biblical teachings.
is the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda. He has served as a priest
for 37 years including the 11 years as Bishop after taking over from Nelson
Onono Onweng in 2009. He will be retiring in November.
his time as a Bishop, he constructed many churches and scaled up outreach
ministry for many to turn back to God. He also opened up so many health
facilities in the community in a bid to provide quality health care services to
Moses Cik, the Chairman Parish Council of Christ Church Parish appealed to
Gakumba to be the face of the fundraising drive for the construction of a
bigger and modern church structure at Christ Church, one he said matches with a
Walter Kidega, the Curate of Christ Church
appealed to the thousands of faithful who turned up for the farewell ceremony
to pray hard so that God chooses a better person to succeed Johnson Gakumba.