The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has warned government to keep off Muslim affairs.
Mubajje was reacting to the remarks made by the Presidential Advisor on Legal Affairs, Joy Kabatsi. Kabatsi was quoted saying that the movement was going to lose elections if Mubajje is not removed.
Addressing hundreds of Muslims that turned up for the Juma prayers at the Old Kampala Mosque, Mubajje accused government of siding with Basajabalaba.
Mubajje whose speech was occasionally greeted with Allah Akbar (God is Great) reminded government not to forget the time when it sided with the group that opposed Mufti Saad Luwemba and government helped to remove him, but Luwemba died a Mufti.
Mubajje maintained that nobody would be imposed on the Muslim community against their will.
The Mufti advised those opposed to his leadership, to stand aside for sometime pending an election. He says that his post should be taken over through the constitutional means.
Dr. Abdul Kadir Balonde, the acting chairman UMSC, said the fights in the Muslim community were not new but works of the devil.
Balonde set July 17 as the day for the general assembly, which is expected to decide Hassan Basajabalaba's fate.
Dr. Balonde a lecturer at Islamic University in Uganda promised to ensure that the Islamic Call College is opened.