By Richard Akandwanaho
In Kanungu —
Former Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate Rtd. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye has asked the general public to unite in a fight against the move by a section of legislators trying to amend article 102 b of the constitution to allow President Museveni contest again when his term of office expires in 2021.
Besigye said this Sunday 15th Oct.2017 while speaking as the guest of honor during the thanks giving of a Kabale based businessman; Saulo Nuwagaba at St. Paul Church of Uganda Kirima in Kanungu district.
He asked every Ugandan not to take the issue of amending the constitution as a Party’s task but a thing that affects every Ugandan if not handled with care adding that among other reasons to why the constitution was drafted, was to enable future peaceful power transition in the country in order to keep peace noting that by amending the constitution, the country is most likely to be ushered in another political turmoil.
The Bishop of Kinkiizi diocese Rt Rev Dan Zoreka who led the service asked all legislators who are supporting the move to amend the constitution, to be keen and listen to the voice of the majority locals who he noted are against the constitution’s amendment unless they are in the parliament to represent only their selfish interests.
Rtd. Col. Dr Kiiza Besigye was accompanied by the chairperson of the FDC women’s league; Ingrid Turinawe, the Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament;Hon. Rolland Mugume Kaginda, Rukungiri Municipality Mayor; Charles Makuru, the Chairperson of the Kigezi Inter Religious Council; Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the curate Buhara parish in Kabale diocese, Rev Fr. Christmas Austin, among other invited guests.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.