Nancy Linda Kalembe, one of the eleven presidential candidates contesting in the 2021 elections, is embarking on 40 days of fasting and prayer for unity in Uganda and a peaceful transition of power.
In a statement on Thursday, the 40-year-old said the initiative will start on the 6th December, 2020 to 14th January 2021 under the theme ‘Oh Uganda, may God uphold you.’
“Let us come together as one nation to pray and fast for unity and a peaceful transition of power,” the mother of 2 explained.
Nancy asserted that the nationwide call for fasting and prayer is inspired by 2 Chronicles 7:14. The scripture reads,”If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
In an interview with the press earlier, Kalembe said she is standing for president because she believes that circumstances can be changed mostly from the top.
“With limited power, you get confused and pushed against the wall. I guess it is the reason you find some Members of Parliament (MPs) making all sorts of promises before elections and doing the opposite while in office. They are being pressed hard by different circumstances,” she told the Daily Monitor in a report published 14 Nov. 2020.
Kalembe who earlier joined forces with the National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches as coordinator in charge of Covid-19 Risk Communication, said the thought of becoming president started emerging at the age of 14 years and ever since then, she has been preparing for it.
“During my research journey, I discovered that the ultimate leader is God, who is the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. Besides Him, I also attained full admiration for a man called Jose Mujica, who served as president of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015,” Kalembe said.
Kalembe resigned from her previous job on July 1 after notifying EC about her intention to stand for elective office.
According to reports, before, she was running a petroleum company with a colleague where they were mostly doing bulk importation and wholesale services.
The increasing spate of violence so early in the general campaign season is also a concern for Nancy.
Quoting Ephesians 6:12, she urges that what the nation is not wrestling against “flesh and blood”, but against “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.”
Uganda’s next president is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, after a successful election.
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