By Our Reporter
Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace, Stanley Ntagali, has called upon all Ugandans of voting age to actively get involved in the affairs of the country and therefore go out and vote for leaders dependent on their ability come 2016.
Speaking from the Diocese in Namirembe, he beseeched Ugandans to desist from accepting bribery; citing good leaders are elected based on their capabilities and merits. Ntagali encouraged Ugandans to use their votes wisely and elect leaders that are able to represent their rights and needs.
He also appealed to those who have offered themselves to lead, to know that leadership comes from God and that they should seek God’s will and also respect themselves, their political opponents and the people of Uganda.
“The Church of Uganda like any other organization is giving Ugandans direction to take a stand in this country’s politics. As a Church we encourage the people Uganda not to give up on their nation, but to come out and participate actively peacefully and responsibly in the forthcoming elections. We all need to exercise our responsibility and constitutional right to elect leaders of our choice. I am confident that through the right election process and prayer, God will give Ugandans the right leaders in the forthcoming elections,” Ntagali stated.
Nyambura is a senior journalist based in Kampala