Besigye touches peaceful transition in Ramadhan note

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Besigye and Museveni shake hands at a debate last year

Former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, was among the first politicians to send out a Ramadhan message to the Muslim community all over the world.

“The Holy month is Ramadhan is here,” Besigye said Friday evening, citing the insecurity and various injustices in the country.

“For Muslims in Uganda, it’s come at a rather difficult time, when it’s increasingly difficult to get basic necessaries of life; when insecurity is escalating; various forms of injustices are rampant; and when, for many, there is uncertainty about the future.”

He said these challenges have persisted and become entrenched in “our country”- the land that has never witnessed a peaceful change of leaders.

He said the Holy month offers believers the focused submission and devotion of our challenges to the Most High and Omnipotent power.

“I pray and hope that this Ramadhan will be marked by greater generosity and compassion towards the deprived.”

He noted that most critically, that Muslims are more united and resolved to work for and promote a just, fair and caring society.

“On behalf of the People’s Government and on my own behalf, I wish Muslims all over the world a happy and rewarding month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan Mubarak.”