Party spokesperson and Nakawa East Elect Joel Ssenyonyi said they have declared Wednesday a day of prayers and fasting to seek God’s intervention for the country that is covered by human rights abuses, extra judicial killings, and bad governance.
The main opposition party, National Unity Platform–NUP has declared
tomorrow a national day pf prayer and fasting for the country, as President
Museveni swears-in for the sixth elected term in power.
Speaking to Journalists at Kamwokya based NUP head offices,
Joel Ssenyonyi the party spokesperson also the new elected Nakawa East constituency
said they have declared Wednesday a day of prayers and fasting, to seek God’s intervention
for this country that is covered by actions of human rights abuses, extra
judicial killings, and bad governance.
“As Museveni swears himself in, we as National Unity platform
we shall be praying and fasting for this country, because we believe our land
needs healing, people are being murdered every day, democracy was kicked out this country, we have only wicked people ruling over us, so
we shall be praying for God’s intervention, said Ssenyonyi.
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He said the main prayer function will be held at their
offices in Kamwokya, and all change loving Ugandans and all their leaders will
attend in black attire as a symbol of sadness for hundreds of people who have been
brutalized and killed because of supporting regime change.
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While Hon John Baptist Nambeshe the
National Unity Platform vice president in charge
Eastern region said praying is not a sign of cowardice not even surrendering but
turning to God almighty and crying to his interventions.
Nambeshe described the Presidential
swearing-in ceremony of president Museveni as democratic pretensions of the
highest level by one person who has been handing over power to himself several
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Meanwhile the press briefing was left
before ending, when military armored vehicles with soldiers parked in
the middle of the NUP gate causing tension for about 30 minutes before they
vacated the premises without any action. Some party leaders and
journalists vanished in fear for the arrests.
But the party general secretary general David Lubongoya condemned the
security action to disrupt a peaceful function saying that parking military armored
vehicles in the middle of gate has no meaning but to cause fear and intimidation.
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On Monday Police said that they have received information that the presidential candidate of NUP who rejected conceding defeat was planning to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony. The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have got information about plans.