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Mufti Mubaje Cautions Against Political Oppression

Mubaje, who was speaking after the Idd-El-Fitr prayers at the Gaddafi National Mosque in Old Kampala, said that the opposition is already wounded after a defeat in the just concluded general election and needs time to accept the outcome of the process.
Some of the Muslims that celebrated Idd today depart from Old kampala Mosque.

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The Mufti of Uganda Sheik Shaban Mubaje has condemned acts of oppression against members of the political opposition saying government needs to accommodate divergent views for the good of Uganda.

Mubaje, who was speaking after the Idd-El-Fitr prayers at the Gaddafi National Mosque in Old Kampala, said that the opposition is already wounded after a defeat in the just concluded general election and needs time to accept the outcome of the process.

He says that since government, as a winner of the poll process, should only court the opposition into working together to improve service delivery for the Ugandan population.

He equally implores the opposition to forget the differences that stemmed from the campaigns, the elections and post-election period and forge a way forward for Uganda. Mubaje equates the election results to a penalty awarded by a referee, saying this does not stop a game even when one party feels unfairly treated.

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His comments come amid the continued detention of former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye on treason charges. Besigye is currently in Luzira prison.

Earlier, while leading Idd-El-Fitr prayers, Mubaje appealed to the Middle East and Arab countries to resort to dialogue to end the turmoil that has claimed thousands of civilians. He said that war in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq among other countries, did not solve political problems but cause misery.

Sheikh Ibrahim Nkangi, the advisor to the Mufti states that the fighting in Muslim countries is is causing fear and panic all over the world.

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He also called upon the youths to toil for a living saying free things are dangerous since they come so easy.