Activists of National Action For Awakening Uganda (Sisimuka Uganda), a local Civil Society Organisation founded by Ugandans from different Political Affiliations have today called for justice and fairness for all Ugandans.
Activists of Sisimuka Uganda while addressing press today
The Members who subscribe to NRM, DP, FDC, UPC and those who belong to Go Forward addressed Press today at Sheraton Hotel on issues of national importance.
The group led by Frank Gashumba raised and called on church to recapture its prophetic zeal and court to assign judge to handle Kizza Besigye’s case of illegal detention at his home in Kasangati. Below is the statement from the group;
Frank Gashumba and Nyombi addressing press
“We adore our creator, for the reason that he created us. We further adore our parents for they took care of us. In another way, we respect courts and all the judicial processes for they are a pillar of justice and its ends, where we all run to pursue our inherent rights and their protection.
We are however, threatened of late for our justice volts seem to be bankrupt of justice, while justice delayed is justice denied, and justice must be expeditiously done, for it should further be seen to be done, than merely done. While all cameras are pointed towards one of the presidential candidate’s election petition, an act of injustice still lags on one presidential candidate.
Sisimuka during press briefing today
We have kept the grounds for this injustice watered. The Elders Forum and The Inter Religious Council, since the presidential debates, it’s debatable if it has taken a role to cure the injustices in the aftermath of the 2016 Elections.
The Civil Society has been prudent in fighting tooth and nail to join the election petition No.001 of 2016, inclusive of them, are the University law dons. The energy deployed to this petition is in equal measure and magnitude required of them in ensuring justice to all distorted, pessimistic Ugandans in the aftermath of the 2016, elections.
Sisimuka is a group of activists from all political parties
This is a call to reawaken all Ugandans who believe in peace, justice and their inherent individual liberties.
The following should be addressed with immediate effect:
• If the church doesn’t recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority. In a moment like this, during the apartheid struggle the religious leaders were at the forefront of the cause. Where are Uganda’s Desmond Tutus?
• If the supreme court with all its nine justices can work seven days a week for almost twenty four hours, to listen to an election petition for a candidate who came third in an election race, why does the chief justice fail to assign a single magistrate to expeditiously attend to Dr. Besigye’s illegal detention of over 31 days and the same detention has been further sustained until May 4, 2016”.
SISIMUKA UGANDA Teri Kulinda Kulala