The Democratic Party-DP will hold prayers to mourn victims of election violence.
DP Presidential Candidate Norbert Mao disclosed
that all their party supporters, leaders across the country will on Wednesday wear black attire.
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Speaking to journalists in Gulu on Tuesday, Mao says that by dressing in black, the party is showing solidarity and
grieving with people who lost their loved ones or were affected by violence during the campaigns.
Mao disclosed that a survey conducted by their team
indicates that more than 500 people sustained serious injuries across the
country while dozens died in the hands of security personnel with several
others in matters related to election violence.
He described the 2021 elections and its processes as the most violent election
the country has witnessed since independence.
Mao who called upon Ugandans to join them added that the mourning should also
be an avenue for repentance for perpetrators of the violence and a commitment
to a violent free election.
Lyandro Komakech, the DP Chief Whip in Gulu added that the party is concerned
by the use of guns and the highhandedness of security personnel in the country
during the election processes.
He called for a peaceful co-existence among politicians and supporters for the
development of the country and a violent free election.
According to police records, more than 50 people were killed, several injured
and hundreds arrested concerning election violence ahead of the 2021 general
Martin Ochora, a resident of Gulu City said that he is moved by the DP`s
initiative and promised to join them in solidarity with the bereaved and
He also pleaded with the different political actors, voters and security
personnel to observe peace throughout the elections.
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