By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The chief petitioner in the disagreements between West Ankole Bishop Rt. Rev. Johnson Twinomujuni and Christians; Emmanuel Karasi has decided to go to court after a 14 day ultimatum.
Karasi who was supposed to meet Archbishop Stephen Kazimba at his office today morning only found the provincial secretary Rev. Can. William Ongen at the Namirembe based office.
According to Karasi, Rev. Ongen advised him to go back to Namirembe on Monday when he will be able to get the archbishop.
However, Karasi who is the representative of West Ankole diocesan Christians told www.mknewslink.com that since the deadline was today Friday, 1st April 2022, he will begin with the court process on Monday next week.
“Am right away going to meet my lawyers to discuss my case with Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni,” Karasi told our reporter.
Karasi noted that he will go back to Namirembe for the last time and go to court.
A section of West Ankole diocese Christians last month wrote a letter to the Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stephen Kazimba over ‘unlawful’ 11th synod constituted on12th March 2022.
Christians led by Emmanuel Karasi pinned Bishop Johnson Twinomujni of allowing Mbarara and Kampala chapters to have representatives in the synod which is against the constitution of the West Ankole diocese.
They also accused the Bishop of wrongly appointing the diocesan chancellor Marvin Baryaruha.
They contended that instead of the bishop nominating the chancellor, he was rather nominated by a synod member Anthony Katwarana which is also against the West Ankole diocese constitution.
They wanted the head of laity elections to be rendered null and void since the synod that elected them was unlawful.
The Christians demanded that the diocese reconstitutes a new synod as per the law established and wanted to meet with the archbishop to formally discuss some of the issues pertaining their diocese.
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