Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) deputy spokesperson Paul Mwiru has this morning said the party is going to revive the ‘Tuesday prayers for the nation’, starting tomorrow.
‘’We need God’s intervention coupled with other efforts to enhance the ‘Togikwatako’ campaign; we call upon all peace loving Ugandans irrespective of their affiliations to turn up in their numbers,” Mr. Mwiru said during a press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi this morning.
He also urged all FDC district chairpersons to begin holding prayers in their respective areas ‘for God to redeem our country, Uganda’.
Pastor David Ngabo among other party leaders held similar prayers after 2016 general election seeking for God’s Marcy; however they were interrupted and banned by police.
Mr. Mwiru also revealed that all political parties had resolved to work with civil society organisations in a campaign dubbed ‘Nchi Yetu’, led by youth MP Anna Adeke, to augment the ‘Togikwatoko’ campaign.
“We have agreed that we are now rolling out that camping starting from the Eastern region, in Soroti, Mbale, Busia, Iganga and Jinja, and also we shall hold a rally in Makerere and Kyambogo universities starting next week, to all other regions with cooperation with other youth leaders from all political parties and civil societies,” he said.
The Togikwatoko campaign was started by the Democratic Party, in opposition to efforts by some members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) that is led by President Yoweri Museveni, to expunge Article 102 (b) that caps the presidential age limit at 75 years from the Constitution.
Critics say the move is aimed at paving the way for a Museveni life presidency, beginning in 2021 when he will reportedly be 77 years, two years above the 1995 constitutional cap.