Mao said that even after losing the recent Presidential elections to incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party he will still contest in the next elections and ensure that he brings a change in Uganda.
Former Democratic Party (DP) Presidential Candidate Norbert Mao
has said that he has not given up on the bid for presidency aimed at bringing
change in Uganda.
Mao said that even after losing the recent Presidential elections to incumbent
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM)
party he will still contest in the next elections and ensure that he brings a change
The DP President General was on Sunday speaking to hundreds of
Christians from Holy Rosary Church in Gulu City during the weekly morning
mass. He said that he owes a lot to the Acholi people who have overtime
shown trust and confidence in him.
The congregants cheered at Mao who looked not bothered by his loss
and jokingly said that believers are still waiting for the coming of Jesus
Christ even after more than 2000 years and so Ugandans should wait for his time
noting that five years is a just a drop of water in the ocean.
Mao pledged to work with any of his rival who was successful in the elections
and similarly called on other political losers and those that were victorious
to work together and develop Uganda regardless of political differences.
Mao attended the mass alongside Lyandro Komakech, the DP party candidate for
Gulu West Parliamentary elections who also lost to Independent Candidate
Charles Onen the Priest who was formerly the curate of Holy Rosary Church.
Komakech also urged his supporters and all other politicians to accept defeat
and to ensure that they work together and improve the lives of the people
during the terms of office that they have been entrusted with.
He called for an end to divisive and abusive politics noting that it creates
disunity among the people.
Father David Opiro Okello, the Curate of Holy Rosary Church who presided over
the mass applauded the politicians for promoting peace even after losing in the
Mao was fifth in the just concluded Presidential elections after polling 55,665
votes representing 0.56%.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc