By Prossy Kisakye
The principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Makerere University, Prof, Josephine Ahikire, advises that Uganda should stop the culture of playing extremism politics to overcome the current political challenges.
She was giving her keynote address at a commitment to a peace breakfast meeting in Kampala, organized by Women’s Situation Room attended by the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit members, security agencies, Electoral Commission, and other stakeholders.
At the meeting, political party leaders committed to ensuring that Uganda experiences peaceful elections come next week by signing a pact and also lit candles as a sign that they are ready to embrace peace during and after elections.
However, Prof Ahikire urged politicians to eliminate the philosophy of looking at an election as war and stop fighting for political positions as if they cannot survive without them, a vice which she says has eaten up even students right away from the primary level.