Kasese FDC Leaders Reject Calls For Yiira Republic Creation

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leadership in Kasese district has disassociated itself from demands for formation of the alleged Yiira republic and vowed not to be part of what they have called a mischievous scheme.

This position was revealed last evening by the LC V Chairman-elect Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo at a meeting between the FDC leadership and President Yoweri Museveni at Mweya Safari Lodge.

This follows reports of a scheme by the Bayiira of Uganda and those in the Democratic Republic of Congo to break away from their nations and form their own State called Yiira.

Geoffrey Bigogo denied those allegations, pledging to work together with the NRM government to bring about peace and development in Kasese district in particular and Uganda as a whole.

Meanwhile, President Yoweri Museveni has asked the leaders of Kasese district to preach peace and ignore people giving them false hopes for creation of the so-called Yiira Republic.

The president who has been in area to seek a solution to the Rwenzori clashes that have so far claimed 45, has appealed to the people of Kasese to embrace peace and shun those sounding war drums.

While meeting Kasese district NRM leaders at Mweya Safari Lodge, Museveni emphasized that it is impossible to annex any part of Uganda.

He added that it was false for anyone behind the creation of the so-called Yiira republic to base it on the allegation that their people are marginalized, especially in Uganda.