Opposition Jeema Political Party President, Asuman Basalirwa, has expressed concern on the ongoing security threats in the country.
Basalirwa’s concerns are contained in an Eid Mubarak message to the Muslim community celebrated on Sunday June 25, 2017.
While wishing Muslims a joyous and happy Eid el-fitir celebrations, Basalirwa noted their endurance and perseverance in observing a full month fasting.
He said there was harmony amongst Muslims and non-Muslims and acts of charity have been high amongst “us”.
“We request you to continue with the doing of good even after Ramadhan,” he urged.
Basalirwa, however, pointed out that this year’s fasting has been characterised by poverty and harsh economic conditions all-over the country.
“But we thank Allah who has made it smooth for us up to the end. We request those whom Allah endowed with a little to share it with the poor such that they also enjoy the Eid feast.”
He requested Muslim brothers and sisters and the entire country, in mosques and churches to pray to the almighty God to avert the pending catastrophe that may befall Uganda because of uncertainty that surrounds the topmost political seat in the country.
“There are rumours that the current head of state is doing everything humanly possible to change the constitution to allow him rule this country for life,” Basalirwa said.
He added: “This is unacceptable and dishonesty on the part of Mr. Museveni.”
He called upon peace loving Ugandans to do everything in their power to resist this temptation by talking to their parliamentary representatives to be patriotic when confronted “with this satanic act”.
In May this year, Basalirwa said the problem with the current Ugandan government is the president’s alleged excessive love for power.
“Mr Museveni has excessive love for power and he doesn’t want to see growth in institutions and people. The first thing President Museveni should have done is to apologise to the people.”
The president has since denied plans to amend the constitution without requesting the opinions of Ugandans.