A4C Changes Name to 4GC; Announces Fresh Rallies
Opposition pressure group Activists For Change (A4C) members have changed the name of the outlawed political association to For God and My Country (4GC).
The transformation was announced Friday at a press conference along Katonga Road, Nakasero, Kampala.
The group’s coordinator Anne Mugisha said the new group’s activities are nonviolent and peaceful in nature.
“We act within our constitutional rights and responsibilities. We are guided by the desire of the majority of Ugandans to exercise their democratic right to elect a government of their choice,” Mugisha posted on the 4GC Facebook page.
“Political leaders, activists and civil society will act together to implement programs in a non-partisan space in order to raise awareness of ordinary Ugandans to their rights, responsibilities and duties as citizens,” stated Mugisha.
Uganda’s attorney General Peter Nyombi recently declared A4C an “outlawed society,” accusing its leaders of perpetrating an era of political violence in different parts of the country.
While activists attached to the opposition pressure group claim they are sensitizing Ugandans on the deeply entrenched corruption in government, poor public service delivery and suppression of civil liberties, state officials say the organisation’s members incite violence during political rallies.
IGP Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura accuses the opposition activists of stirring political violence with the view of bringing down the government of President Yoweri Museveni.
“In order to effect democratic change of government, we will mobilize the masses and set in motion a process to remove obstacles to free and fair elections through peacefully dismantling the pillars of the authoritarian regime and erecting the pillars of democratic rule,” said Mugisha.
In a related development, Mugisha announced Activists for Change (A4C) had today filed a petition in court seeking a declaration that the banning of the group was unconstitutional.
“In the interim, activists will act under the banner For God and My Country of (4GC). Our symbol will be the national flag of Uganda. Note that the Facebook group A4C has been archived and will be reinstated upon the court declaring that the ban on A4C is null and void.”
Mugisha further announced 4GC would hold a rally today at Nansana at 2pm. Other rallies are scheduled for the same time on Tuesday at Bwaise and Friday at Bweyogerere.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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