By Our Reporter
The leading and biggest Political party in Uganda which is famously called National Resistance Movement (NRM) has apologized to the catholic church in Uganda for whatever might have taken place during and after campaigns when different statements were said against each of the parties.
The apology was carried by Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi the NRM Vice President for the Buganda region on Sunday 28th of March 2021.
“On behalf of the NRM political party, I apologize for everything that could have taken place which was not beneficial to the people and the Catholic Church, we are very apologetic to the Catholic Church over some statements you must have heard circulating to some media platforms from the party members, it is time to reconcile,” Kiwanda said.
Kiwanda said that the NRM party does not have any problem with the Catholic Church, but a few party members may have misbehaved during the last election campaigns
He added that probably a few acted not diplomatic while campaigns, but it is just appropriate that we come together because the catholic church is leading the same people that we are serving. We should do this as a team.
Last month, the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo accused the catholic church of openly de-campaigning the government and supporting the opposition and asked the Catholic Church to stick to preaching the gospel instead of meddling in politics.
“In Central Uganda it was clear, the officials from Buganda kingdom and the Catholic Church were involved. They were telling people to vote for the people power candidates in red, What does that mean? We are now going into the politics of tribalism, sectarianism, religion,” she said.
Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, the Minister of Agricultural also blamed the catholic priest for having engineered his loss in the Kalungu East Parliamentary race. “This priest, after getting his ballot paper, he faced the voters, rose his arms made the sign of the cross. He then openly ticked Bobi Wine and asked the others too in the queue to do the same,” he said.