The National Unity Platform, NUP Party President Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine on Sunday surprised Christians in Rukiga district in Kigezi Sub-region when he showed up for mass at St. Luke Muhanga Catholic Church.
The mass which attracted pilgrims from several districts in Western Uganda was organized to celebrate the opening and blessing of a new chapel named after Mother Mary.
According to Kyagulanyi, they beat many security roadblocks to arrive in Rukiga on Sunday.
“For the past few days after we indicated interest in attending the mass, the authorities in the area put the leadership of the Church under immense pressure to cancel our participation, but the area Church leaders stood their ground and insisted that there is no law which bars me or anyone else from attending mass. I am eternally grateful to them for their courage amidst the intimidation” Kyagulanyi says.
In his communication to the people of God, the former presidential candidate thanked them for such a warm reception and explained to them that his message is not divisive but unifying.
“I explained that our struggle is about human rights, better education, better health care, good roads, markets for our produce, etc. We were very moved by the talent and passion of the choir and we shall be supporting it” he noted.
His visit was not publicized as has been the case in the past. Many Rukiga residents were seen on social media wondering how they did not know, that Kyagulanyi was actually in their area.