Prince Kijanangoma confirmed in an interview with Uganda Radio Network that in the meeting, which was informal, Bagaya requested him to abandon his mission to oust King Oyo because it has divided the royal family and the people of Tooro.
He said he would oust King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV from the main palace in Harukoto within a period of two months and requested the Batooro to rally behind him in a pursuit for change in the kingdom.
Little is publicly known about Kijanangoma, but close relatives describe him as a calm person. In the early 1990s, he went to the United States to study and work. While in USA, he also served as publicity secretary for the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA).
In the letter, the elders who include ex- members and current members of the Tooro Kingdom parliament, the Orukurato, the kingdom\'s clan council and former Kingdom Ministers, unanimously agreed with members of the royal family to oust Oyo from the throne. Notable among the elders are former kingdom regents Isaya Kalya and Zaverio Byabagambi.
Members of the Tooro royal family are pushing for a vote of no confidence in King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV for allegedly abdicating his kingdom duties. On Saturday, close relatives of King Oyo including his paternal uncles and aunties met in Kampala to push for a change in the monarchy.