Written by Carren Papai
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Political leaders in the larger Teso District have blamed a Catholic Priest for neglecting their presence in burial ceremonies. Speaking to the press in a funeral in Amoni village in Teso, the politicians alleged that catholic priest Sulumet has for sometimes now harassed them in public cutting them short.
They claimed that Sulumet has been using arrogant and abusive words while addressing them saying it is high time for him to change his perception on them adding that they are leaders just like him.
The furious leaders stated that they had prepared to address the mourners and to advice the community on various issues affecting the society but said they were locked out. They also complained that some of the aspirants wanted sell their party policy only to be disappointed by the man of God.
“We are very much frustrated by the priest, how could he asked the microphone from me when I had not even opened my mouth?’’ Regretted a leader who sought anonymity
They retaliated on an incident in Kokare Teso south where the compromised priest questioned them publicly for being late.
“We are leader just like him and mostly we are committed elsewhere, the priest is out of order condemning us for being late, after all better late than never,’’ said the fed up leaders
They appealed to the priest to work with them and at least be courteous and embrace the spirit of togetherness for the society to leave in harmony.
They also expressed fears that may be the oncoming general campaigns will be affected lest he shun from that act and cooperate with them.
“We plead with him to treat us nicely and set us free to address our people and mingle freely, we are afraid that may be our campaigns will be affected if this man keeps behaving this way,” they added
The priest’s acting way seems to be affecting a good number of residents as evident by those who spoke to this paper, saying that they are tired with his “ haste and know all attitude’’
“We want to give him a free piece of advice, he should learn to leave with people,’’ said Vilenta Amoit.
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