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Desist from tribal sentiments - FDC

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 16th July 2019 06:47 PM

Birigwa conveyed the party’s condolences to the family but noted that the issues which followed like tribalism should not be ignored.

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Wasswa Birigwa, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Chairman speaking during the weekly press briefing held at FDC headquarters on Monday, July 15, 2019. Photos by Shamim Saad

Birigwa conveyed the party’s condolences to the family but noted that the issues which followed like tribalism should not be ignored.

KAMPALA - The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has called upon Ugandans to desist from tribal sentiments; saying it only breeds hate and conflict.

The party’s national chairman, Wasswa Birigwa said the reactions by the public over the recent murder of one Arnold Ainebyona Mugisha by a security guard last week should be an eye-opener to a bigger problem that needs to be addressed urgently before it escalates.

Birigwa conveyed the party’s condolences to the family but noted that the issues which followed like tribalism should not be ignored.

 “The father mentions that the young man lost his life because of tribalism. I think that’s not what exactly he meant; but emotions of losing a son,” he added.

 asswa irigwa sharing a light moment with ohn ikonyogo the eputy  pokesperson right during the weekly press briefing Wasswa Birigwa sharing a light moment with John Kikonyogo, the Deputy FDC Spokesperson (right) during the weekly press briefing

 
Mugisha, 26, a businessman was shot on Tuesday last week by Moses Angoria, a security guard attached to Saracen security company guarding at Quality Supermarket.

Police findings indicate that the deceased and his two other colleagues went to the supermarket for shopping, but the deceased remained in the car and after shopping, one of two released a trolley, which scratched one of the cars in the parking.

In the process of reversing, the deceased knocked and shattered the leg of another guard Babu Awaze, which prompted an exchange of words between the security guards and the three.

However, out of anger, Angoria allegedly rushed to the sentry box, picked his gun, and shot the deceased to death.

While addressing journalist at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Birigwa said as a party they believe Mugisha’s death had nothing to do with tribalism.

“It could have been a Muganda, Musoga, or an Acholi. It was his fate, it is unfortunate and we should take it as such,” he said.

However, Birigwa said the country must also admit and accept that there are big problems in our nation. 

“Unemployment of many youths is prevalent, a lot of people go hungry and of course they see some of us living well and this creates anger. This anger comes about because of our politics which almost exploding. But those in power are not listening,” he added.

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