By Innocent Atuganyira
The Former Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister Norman Lukumu has accused Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom of brainwashing political leaders in Buliisa district in an effort to fail the Bagungu seccession plan.
This comes at a time Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom is allegedly organizing a meeting with all LC2 Chairpersons from Buliisa district which, according to Lukumu is intended to persuade them to stop supporting the secession of the Bagungu from Bunyoro Kingdom.
Lukumu made the revelation while speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview on Monday.
Lukumu asserted that the Kingdom has no mandate to host political leaders since it is a cultural institution that is supposed to be nonpartisan.
”The Kingdom is not mandated to host politicians because it is a cultural institution, they want to brainwash the LC2 chairpersons on the matter of the Bagungu secession,” he said.
This comes at a time when a section of Bagungu are agitating for the secession of Bagungu located in Buliisa district from Bunyoro Kingdom citing marginalization and erosion of their culture.
However, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga could neither confirm nor deny Lukumu’s claims on the planned meeting with LC2 chairpersons
”I am not aware of the planned meeting between the Kingdom and the LC2 chaipersons from Buliisa district, maybe one of the Kingdom ministers has invited them, but I am not aware of it, let me find out,” he said.
However the premier revealed that the Kingdom has been hosting political leaders from the districts in the Kingdom.
”This is not the first time we shall be hosting politicians from the kingdom, recently we hosted the councilors, district chairpersons and members of parliament,” he said.
Byakutaga clarified that though they host political leaders, the meetings are not political but focus on cultural matters.
”The Kingdom has protocols it follows and it therefore doesn’t involve itself in political affairs,” he said.