UJCC Warns Against Violence In Campaigns

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Uganda Joint Christian Council calls upon all presidential candidates and their supporters to desist from interfering with the campaign rallies of their opponents.

The Uganda Joint Christian Council has warned that violence in the ongoing campaigns will not be good for the country, ahead of 2016 elections.

The Council says all Ugandans need to act responsibly in order for the country to have free, fair and peaceful elections on 18th February, 2016.

This is contained in a joint Christmas message delivered by Uganda Joint Christian Council chairperson, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali at the Church of Uganda Provincial offices in Namirembe.

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The body calls upon all candidates and their supporters to desist from interfering with the campaign rallies of their opponents.

On Saturday, independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi's campaign rally in Ntungamo was marred with chaos and violent clashes between his supporters and those of the incumbent President Museveni.

Uganda Joint Christian Council also appeals to Ugandans to fight corruption.

The Secretary of the Council, Rev. Fr. Silvester Arinaitwe says fighting corruption should be a collective responsibility for all.

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They condemned incidents of theft, violence, killings and accidents saying these are signs that many people do not respect each other.

Uganda Joint Christian Council brings together the Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and the Church of Uganda. 


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.