TOORO LEADERS COMMEND BISHOP KISEMBO ADVICE TO MUSEVENI
By Sylvia Kugonza
A section of political leaders from Kabarole district have applauded the Bishop of Rwenzori diocese’s remarks to president Museveni.
During the opening of St. Elizabeth C.O.U Chapel at Kyebambe Girls SSS on weekend, in the face of the President;who was invited as Chief Guest – Bishop Kisembo asked Museveni to plan for peaceful succession and transfer of power.
“It is true the Presidential age limit was removed from our constitution whatever justifications were made, I appeal to you to plan for peaceful succession and transfer of power” Kisembo told Museveni.
In response to Kisembo’s remarks, Museveni said no one should lecture him on what to do.
Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview, Robert Mutunzi the FDC secretary General Kabarole termed the Bishop as a “no nonsense man of God”. Mutunzi stated that if president Museveni does not want to be advised it means he is turning into a dictator.
He said that whatever the president is doing, visiting Kabarole three times consecutively, it’s because of pressure from the public during the age limit consultative meetings and if they continue, more things will be done.
Jorum Bintamanya; councilor representing south division at the district said that religious leaders have the authority to guide the country and public whever it goes wrong.
He said that those who are supporting president’s response to the bishop should know that this country is not a property to any.
Peter Bazira district councilor Kichwamba Sub County said that the president should give respect to those who give guidance to him for the good of this country.
He adds that the bishop spoke a God’s massage, thus the president should listen to him.
Meanwhile responding the president’s outrage and more that poured from his supporters, Bishop Kisembo said he found no offense in his advice to the president, and noted that he was simply doing his job.
The bishop adds that he does not regret his advice to the president thus wondering in a statement whether his remarks were disrespectful, abusive or confrontational.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website.