Opposition Party National Unity Platform (NUP) has declared tomorrow 12 May a national day of prayer and fasting for the country, as President Museveni swears-in for the sixth term in office.
Speaking to Journalists at Kamwokya based NUP head offices, Joel Ssenyonyi the party spokesperson, also the new elected Nakawa East constituency MP, said they have declared Wednesday a day of prayers and fasting, to seek God’s intervention for the country that he said is covered by actions of human rights abuse and bad governance.
“As Museveni swears himself in, we as National Unity platform we shall be praying and fasting for this country, because we believe our land needs healing, democracy was kicked out this country, we have only wicked people ruling over us, so we shall be praying for God’s intervention,” said Ssenyonyi.
He said the main prayer function will be held at their offices in Kamwokya, and all change loving Ugandans and all their leaders will attend in black attire as a symbol of sadness.
MP John Baptist Nambeshe, the NUP vice president in charge of Eastern region said that praying is not a sign of cowardice.
“Praying is not a sign of cowardice or surrendering but turning to God almighty and crying to him,” he said.
Nambeshe described the inauguration of President Museveni as ” a democratic pretension of the highest level by one person who has been handing over power to himself several times.”
Meanwhile, somw NUP party leaders vanished before the press briefing ended when they saw military armored vehicles in the area.
Party general secretary general David Rubongoya condemned the action of parking military armored vehicles in the area saying it disrupted the briefing.
On Monday, Police said that they had received information that the presidential candidate of NUP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who refused to concede defeat, was planning to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony. The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they had received information about the said plan. URN