West Ankole Public Relations Officer, Mr Zaddick Amanyisa, says: “Those who are accusing the two Church leaders should come out and report the matter to the Office of the Diocesan Secretary.”
Bushenyi—11, September 2020: The woes surrounding West Ankole Diocese is not yet over after a group of Christians accused the Church ministers of dividing Christians along political lines.
The Christians led by Zeddy Kwikiriza and Welden Taremwa accused the Church ministers led by the West Ankole Dean, Wilson Tumuhirwe and John Mark of Kaburegye Church of Uganda in Ishaka of turning Church into a political field.
The two Church leaders have been using their positions to campaign for different candidates in the ongoing NRM primaries, which angered a section of Christians in West Ankole Diocese.
“We should never allow at any one time politics to divide us as Christians of West Ankole Diocese,” said Kwikiriza.
A few months ago, a section of Christians in the Diocese under their umbrella “Save West Ankole” accused Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni of endorsing a group of politicians against the other.
The group further said that the Bishop was besmirching Church canons by giving politicians platform in different Churches of West Ankole Diocese.
However, when contacted, the West Ankole Public Relations Officer, Mr Zaddick Amanyisa said that those who are accusing the two Church leaders should come out and report the matter to the Office of the Diocesan Secretary.
He, however, said that the two Church Ministers have their constitutional rights to vote like any other person in Uganda, but said that it would be wrong for them to use their positions to tell Christians whom to vote.
“The two have constitutional rights to vote like any other person in Uganda, but what’s wrong is when the two tell Christians whom to vote or giving out items on behalf of any candidate,” said Amanyisa.
Mr Amanyisa further said that if they find out the allegations to be true, the two involved in such acts will not be resolved on the streets.
“As West Ankole Diocese, we will act according to the laws governing the Church,” he told our Bushenyi based correspondent.