Bishop Urges Museveni to Appoint Besigye Vice President


The Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese, seek http://cdaink.com.br/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/includes/tag-generator.php Rt Rev Reuben Kisembo Amooti has called for a power-sharing deal Uganda for peace to prevail in the country.

He was delivering his Easter Sunday homily to hundreds of Christians who turned up to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at St John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal town.

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Bishop Kisembo appealed to President Museveni to appoint his opponents, visit web Col Dr Kizza Besigye FDC as his vice president and Patrick Amama Mbabazi as Prime Minister if Uganda were to have peace and development.

Dr Besigye came second and Mbabazi third in the February 18 election results announced by the Electoral Commission.

Mbabazi is in court on grounds that there was vote rigging, bribery and intimidation.

Bishop Kisembo said, “President Museveni appointing the two former presidential candidates would ensure a peaceful post-election period”.

Kisembo, whose comments drew clapping and murmurs from the congregation, added: “The votes that Besigye garnered in the recently concluded presidential polls are a clear indication that he has huge support and deserves a cabinet position.”

Bishop Kisembo also used the platform to strongly condemn the continued detention of Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

“As clergy we strongly criticize and condemn the continued detention of Dr Kizza Besigye. His detention deprives him of his right to move and interact with his people. But I also request Besigye to denounce his defiance campaign that disrupt peace in the city,” Bishop Kisembo.

Last month, former Presidential candidate Major Gen (Rtd) Benon Biraaro, held talks with President Museveni, requesting him to accept a power-sharing deal.

Museveni said he was interested in dialogue with the election losers.

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