The National Unity Platform (NUP) President, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has criticized a section of politicians for fueling hatred among Ugandans.
The former presidential candidate said on Sunday that several politicians in the country are taking advantage of the demise of former Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah to create hatred, especially between the Acholi and Buganda.
He explained that it is unrealistic for politicians to promote disunity instead of fighting for a common goal and promoting good governance in the country.
The NUP President was addressing hundreds of congregants at Holy Rosary Church in Gulu City’s weekly Sunday mass.
Bobi Wine was accompanied by Dr. Olara Otunnu, of the Uganda People`s Congress Party, Rev. Fr. Charles Onen, the Member of Parliament for Gulu East Constituency, Former Member of Parliament for Gulu Municipality Lyandro Komakech, and NUP Northern Regional President Lina Zadriga among others.
He is expected to travel later today to Lalogi Sub County to pay tribute to the fallen Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah who was laid to rest on Friday.
Earlier during the same mass, Gulu City West Member of Parliament Charles Onen demanded that Bobi Wine apologizes to the Acholi community over the utterance and demonstration by a section of NUP party members and Buganda over the treatment of the Late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah in the USA.
Bobi Wine, however, explained that Ugandans both in the diaspora and back home regardless of their political affiliations and tribes were protesting against bad governance and demanding better health services among others.
Rev. Fr. Justin Erick Uma, the Parish Priest of Holy Rosary who presided over the mass cautioned politicians in the country against hypocrisy and bad governance.
He warned that the church leaders will not hesitate to rally the masses to protest and remove bad leaders from power.
His statements were welcomed with ululation from the congregation.
At the same mass, legislator Rev. Fr. Charles Onen disclosed that the Ker Kwaro is investigating claims that Oulanyah was poisoned.