Some section of West Ankole Diocese (WAD) Christians have shunned a political reconciliation led by Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni and Richard Kaijuka due to disharmony and disintegration which were exhibited in recent concluded general elections.
At the beginning of the this month, Bishop Twinomujuni officiated a reconciliation of service for Ankole political candidates.
But the function did more harm than good after a group of Christians accused Bishop and his honchos of betraying, dividing people by participating in partisan politics hence causing disunity in greater Bushenyi Christians.
They questioned credentials and reputation of Bishop Twinomujuni to be the only religious leader to hold reconciliation process when greater Ankole region is composed of Muslims, Catholics,Anglican and Pentecostal believers.
They criticised Twinomujuni’s led reconciliation program when most of the Christians are demanding for religious leaders who participated in politics of divisions to step down.
All along Christians have been detesting West Ankole Diocese ‘WAD’ Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni and Church ministers led by Willis Bashasha head of laity, Dean Wilson Tumuhirwe and John Mark of Kaburegye Church of Uganda in Ishaka for turning Church into a political field.
The said Church leaders are accused of using their positions to campaign for different candidates in the ongoing NRM primaries, which resulted into sharp disagreement and divisions amongst the Christians in West Ankole Diocese.
Last year, a group of Christians in the Diocese under their umbrella “Save West Ankole” attacked Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni of endorsing a group of politicians like Annet Katusiime the wife to National water sewerage corporation Eng.Silver Mugisha against Minister Mary Karoro Okurut .
The group accused Bishop Twinomujuni of besmirching Church canons by giving politicians siding with Annet Katusiime platform in different Churches of West Ankole Diocese.
It is said that WAD church leadership recently started supporting candidate Katusiime for Bushenyi district woman Mp on NRM ticket after husband Eng.Silver secretly contributed towards the construction of Bishop’s house.
Save WAD team accuse church and Katusiime for using religious sects to secure jobs in NSWC for some of their supporters.
People are extremely bitter and divided after hearing that church leadership was supporting it’s decision saying that its the constitutional rights of leaders to vote like any other person in Uganda, but said that it would