Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has appealed for calm and restraint amongst members of the Muslim community during the three days national elections of Muslim leaders.
Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has appealed for calm and restraint amongst members of the Muslim community during the three days national elections of Muslim leaders. It comes a day after Muslims allied to the Kibuli Muslim faction stormed the seat of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC to oust his leadership.
The group led by Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, a sharp critic of Mubaje was intercepted by police at Ugachick house and dispersed them using tear gas. Three people were injured seriously in the clashes with police. Addressing Muslims at Masjid Sunni Waljama Plot 6 in Mobile town this afternoon, Mubaje condemned the incident and advised opposed to his leadership to use constitutional means to remove him.
He advised his opponent to join the ongoing election exercise and change leadership in accordance with the laid down procedures.
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He said those behind the attack are misguided Muslims. Sheikh Mubaje appealed to Muslims countrywide to ignore the aggressors and turn up in bigger numbers for the elections.
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Sheik Mubajje commended government for its intervention and stopped what would otherwise have turned chaotic and led to bloodshed.
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Security has been beefed up in most mosques across the country for fear of a similar occurrence.
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