The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has called for the immediate release of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
Led by the Chairperson of the inter-religious council of Presidents, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the religious leaders told journalists today that if those arrested committed crimes, they should be presented to the courts of law as the law stipulates.
They also want the leadership of the country and the various security agencies to be open to dialogue with the different political players as a means of solving conflict.
The statement comes a day after the arrest of National Unity Platform’s (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Luuka district and other opposition leaders.
Sheikh Mubaje says in this short period, the IRCU has noted with concern increasing cases of violence across the country that threaten to undermine the integrity and fairness of our elections. Sheikh Mubaje on violence;…
The Most Rev. Dr.Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda described the events of yesterday and today as shocking saying that all Ugandans remain equal even when they support different political parties.
The Archbishop of Kampala, His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga also called for respect and equal adherence to the set guidelines for Covid-19.
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The religious leaders also reminded the Electoral Commission of Article 61 of the Constitution which mandates the electoral body to ensure free and fair elections. ENDS.