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Politicking dominates burial of former Buganda Kingdom elder

By Dismus Buregyeya

Added 20th May 2019 02:09 PM

The burial ceremony which turned into a political platform for opposition leaders, attracted, Democratic Party (DP) President, Nobert Mao , over 30 MPs ,authorities from Mengo government and the clergy.

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The Vice President, Edward Ssekandi lays the wreath at the burial ceremony of the former Pokino of Buddu,Fredrick Mulindwa at Nabyewanga village near Nkoni palace in Lwengo district. (Photo by Dismus Buregyeya)

The burial ceremony which turned into a political platform for opposition leaders, attracted, Democratic Party (DP) President, Nobert Mao , over 30 MPs ,authorities from Mengo government and the clergy.

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LWENGO- Vice President, Edward Ssekandi has mourned the former  Buganda Kingdom  representative for Buddu region, Fredrick Mulindwa, 81 describing him as a hero.
 
“The death of Mulindwa is a big loss to the nation, the judiciary and the people of greater Masaka. He was my close friend since 1968,” he said.
 
Mulindwa who also served as the chairperson of the departed Asians Custodian board, was buried on Sunday at Nabyewanga village near Nkoni palace in Lwengo district.
 
The burial ceremony which turned into a political platform for opposition leaders, attracted, Democratic Party (DP) President, Nobert Mao , over 30 MPs ,authorities from Mengo government  and the clergy.
 

 

 
The DP President, Nobert Mao stressed the call for the Opposition parties to front one Presidential candidate for the 2021 elections as the only solution to oust President Museveni.
 
“We should collectively shift our focus on ousting President Museveni in the 2021 elections by fronting one Presidential candidate, we should not get bothered by NRM MPs or LCs, those will automatically phase out,” he said.
 
 He advised the Kampala Mayor, Elias Lukwago and the Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Namboze to return to DP.  He said DP is still strong and hopeful even after the 54 years of struggle to clinch the Presidential seat.
 
“We must not lose hope, even the Christians are still waiting for the return of Jesus Christ, we shall send special envoy to talk to Lukwago and Namboze over the matter, we need them back home,” he said.
 
The  Kampala Mayor, Elias Lukwago said the he was getting impatient of  the prolonged stay of President Museveni in power. 
 

 VP Ssekandi talking to the Bukoto East MP,Florence Namayanja at the burial. (Photo by Dismus Buregyeya)

 
“Am now 49-years-old and out of those President Museveni has served for 33 years, we are waiting to be the leaders of tomorrow for long,” he said.
 
Kyadondo  legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine said he respects the Vice President, Edward Ssekandi and President Museveni as elders of the nation adding that  the nation will benefit from President Museveni if he retires peacefully. 
 
 “It’s time for President Museveni to retire, we still need his wisdom, we should be consulting him while in retirement,” he said.
 
He warned the nation to desist from bloodshed. “We do not need bloodshed anymore,” he said. Kyagulanyi advised the youth to exhibit discipline during the campaign to drive youthful generation into leadership.

 

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