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UPC calls for spiritual reflection ahead of Martyrs Day

By Douglas Mubiru

Added 31st May 2019 09:00 AM

Osinde said abusing, harassing, intimidation and brutal acts within the country ought to stop.

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UPC spokesman Michael Orach Osinde

Osinde said abusing, harassing, intimidation and brutal acts within the country ought to stop.

MARTYRS DAY CELEBRATION
 
The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party has urged the public and all political parties in the country to reflect on the deeper meaning of Martyrs Day and use it to guide and reconcile themselves before 2021 poles.
 
Uganda Martyrs Day is commemorated on June 3, every year and is the day the country remembers a number of people who were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga.
 
Addressing media at a weekly briefing at the party headquarters in Kampala, on Tuesday UPC spokesman Michael Orach Osinde said that Martyrs Day should help Ugandans to conquest past religious and political wars.
 
He said abusing, harassing, intimidation and brutal acts within the country ought to stop.
 
“Take a look at Ugandans provoking each other on social media, some even insult top leaders in the country and kidnaps of innocent civilians.'
 
Let us use the martyrs’ faith they died to keep peace in the country because it is a living testimony to Uganda, Africa, and the world.” Osinde said.
 
Osinde added that Ugandan politics should always reflect on the deeper meaning of the day and use it to guide the art of reconciliation and healing.
 
He urged Ugandans to emulate the martyrs’ faith and curb corruption.
 
“As a law-abiding party, UPC applauds the Uganda police Force for all their extra efforts tendered and observing security towards the yet to be celebrated martyrdom.
 
We call upon all the congregation that will attend the pilgrimage to remain calm, co-operate with Police and observe individual safety since even terrorists are on our alert.” he said.
 
Osinde clarified that UPC will use high diplomatic ways to conduct its consultation meetings to its members all over the country.
 
“This will be done in line with police guidelines and a proper agenda shall be shared to them (the police) wherever it is necessary,”   Osinde said and urged all other political parties to act in line with police rules.
 
Osinde also extended sincere condolences to the family of the late Pro. Apolo Nsibambi, parliament and all Ugandans.
 
“Nsibambi did not leave his original status even when he was appointed a prime minister, he was never luxurious like some political heads of today and delivered all he had to the public,” Osinde said.

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