President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda’s general election next year will be peaceful; vowing sternly that whoever will attempt to disrupt the process will fail.
The upcoming elections, due on January 14 next year, have once again shined a glaring spotlight on Uganda, as voters prepare to go to the polls to elect their next leadership.
Museveni, who is seeking re-election as the flag bearer for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), has vehemently underlined that the election will be peaceful.
During national thanksgiving prayers at State house Entebbe yesterday, President Museveni said nobody is going to disturb the elections noting that if everyone follows the law, then there will be peace.
Retired Anglican Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, the guest preacher at the service, was characteristically firm in rallying Ugandans to be instruments of peace, saying it is possible for people to live in peace with each other.
The former archbishop, who led the Church of Uganda for eight years, noted that all political parties should have been represented at Friday’s thanksgiving service as a demonstration of the message of peace albeit political differences.
Orombi’s call was similar to that of Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala diocese, who was also keen to urge Ugandans to be God-fearing and peacemakers at all levels.