Buganda premier (Katikkiro), Charles Peter Mayiga believes that Uganda’s peace and stability after the 2021 general elections relies in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) willingness to organise free and fair elections.
“NRM as the party in power, has a duty to ensure a free and fair election. If the election is fair and peaceful, the people will accept the outcome,” Mayiga said.
The Katikkiro made the remarks during an audience with leaders of the National Unity Platform (NUP) led by their president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who paid homage to the seat of Buganda Kingdom at Bulange – Mengo in Kampala.
The politicians went through tear gas and bullets from the police and soldiers to access Bulange for their scheduled meeting with the Katikkiro.
They had a private meeting with the Katikkiro that lasted for about two hours before moving to Bulange gardens where journalists and some NUP supporters were waiting.
“The Kingdom of Buganda urges all politicians, the seasoned and the new ones, to respect each other. Let’s listen to one another, we should not talk down others,” Mayiga said.
Mayiga also asked government to let all political players to have equitable access to the media to address the electorate.
He also urged politicians to desist from use of abusive language, physical fights, killings and general violence.
“If we mind about the future, we must prepare now for the future is now. Therefore, it is very crucial that young people who constitute 70 percent of our population get involved in leadership matters,” Mayiga said.
He challenged the aspiring leaders to come up with policies that offer solutions to the country’s challenges.