President Museveni Urges Lango People to Shun Identity Politics, Embrace Unity

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President Yoweri Museveni, also the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), delivered a rallying speech urging the population in the Lango sub-region to prioritize unity over politics of identity.

Speaking at a campaign event today March 19, 2024, for the NRM flag bearer in the women’s parliamentary by-election, President Museveni emphasized that unity and shared goals are the keys to a prosperous future.

Highlighting the detrimental impact of identity politics, President Museveni expressed his concerns about the political confusion present in Uganda, stating that many lives have been lost due to its pernicious influence. He attributed this confusion to the introduction of identity politics before the country gained independence.

“The politics of identity are responsible for the challenges that Uganda faced in the past,” asserted President Museveni, emphasizing that all individuals, regardless of tribe or religion, were created in God’s image. He urged the people of Lango to rise above identity divisions and instead unite for the betterment of the entire nation.

In his speech, President Museveni called for collaboration and cooperation among different political parties, using the example of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) as he appealed to its members.

Despite ideological differences, he urged the people to work together for the greater good of the country. According to President Museveni, the names of political parties are inconsequential; what truly matters is finding common ground to address the needs of the people.

“The important thing is what can bring people together to deal with people’s needs,” President Museveni emphasized, urging citizens to transcend divisions and work collectively to tackle the pressing issues that affect their day-to-day lives.

As the campaign for the Dokolo district women parliamentary by-election continues, President Museveni’s message resonated with the crowd, inspiring hope for a future based on unity, collaboration, and a shared vision. The President’s call to shun politics of identity serves as a reminder that progress and development can only be achieved when individuals rise above differences and work hand in hand for the betterment of their communities and their nation.

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