A group of born again faith pastors has decided to join Kyadondo East legislator and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP).
The group, according to Pastor Davis Ogyambo from Buikwe who spoke on their behalf, said that they have a role to play in the struggle to ‘rescue’ the country.
NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi who ushered them into the party at the NUP offices in Kamwokya on Tuesday said, everyone has a role to play and in a struggle like theirs, they need prayers.
Ssenyonyi said, “For a struggle like ours, we need commitment, we need resolve, we need finances and a lot of things to get to the promised land as we call it.
But as we do all of that, we need a lot of prayers.”
Ssenyonyi said that the preachers of the word of God love their country and they decided to officially be part of the struggle.
The seven included Pastor Davids Ogyambo from Buikwe, Pastor Julius Nyerere from Baptist Church in Kamuli, Pastor Steven Wamikke from Kamuli, Pastor Kenneth Mugabane from the New Life Born Again Church in Kamuli, Pastor Richard Muhumuza from Namwendwa, Pastor Kato Steven from Buikwe and Pastor Andrew Muwanguzi from Jinja.
Speaking on behalf of the Pastors, Pastor Ogyambo said that what is going on in the world today, was not started by politicians but by Jesus himself.
He said, “What you’re seeing today was not started by politicians. Jesus himself came and exerted pressure here on earth in order to bring out the voice of the common man. Society was divided and He brought equality.
He identified with the poor and because if His coming, the poor man’s voice was started to be recognized”
Pastor Ogyambo said that they have come out because what is happening in the country today is not the will of God as Government has neglected its God-given responsibility of eradicating poverty among the citizens.
“In the villages were we come from, you can’t even collect tithe of more than shs. 3,000. People are in poverty and instead of being custodians of God’s people, the government has failed us,” he added.
The pastors vowed to stand with the NUP leader, Kyagulanyi in the forthcoming elections.