The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has announced plans to resume weekly prayer activities effective 24th October 2017.
FDC officials say the prayers are aimed at petitioning God in the wake of planned constitutional amendment to lift the Presidential age limit, currently capped at 75.
During the weekly press briefing at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Monday, Paul Mwiru the Deputy Party Spokesperson said that prayers “will be no different from the prayers that we were holding during the defiance campaign. However, these are aimed at promoting the stay of the age limit in our constitution,”
Mr Mwiru said they will be coordinated by the deputy FDC president, Alice Alaso Asiati who recently labelled herself as a “born-again politician.” Alaso will run the activity with Sheikh Katuramo, the party secretary in charge of religious affairs.
“We welcome every campaign that is aimed at failing the removal of age limit and we are in support of whoever comes up with an initiative; the prayers come in to boost and fuel all the campaigns since as a nation we put God first,” Mwiru stated. Mwiru also noted that these prayers are non-partisan.
In April 2016, FDC run a similar campaign when they disputed the February 18th Presidential election results which surfaced in favor of incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni.
Dr Besigye explained then that prayers are better than any other weapon in fighting for justice.
“Others are saying we should use other aggressive means to fight for justice. They say praying is just wasting time, but it is not because the testimony is here right before you,” he added.