God's Power Made Me Get VP Post, Says Bukenya

( [email protected] ) Jul 04, 2003 01:24 PM EDT

There was excitement and joy as VP Prof. Gilbert Bukenya proclaimed that the power of God made him get the vice-presidency, reports Nicholas Kajoba.

Bukenya was on Sunday receiving blessings from Pastor Samuel Lwandise of Mt. Lebanon Church in Mukono town where he pledged sh2m to complete the church.

The blessing, characterised by songs of joy and dance, took over 30 minutes. Mukono resident district commissioner, Charles Mubiru and the LC5 chairman, Godfrey Ddamulira,attended.

Lwendise said his Church has been always praying for the Movement government and President Yoweri Museveni to stay in power for long.

He hailed Bukenya for believing in God and defending the born-again churches in different fora.

Bukenya said in 1999 when they visited Jerusalem, Israel, with Museveni they were struck with the power of God and they nearly fell down. He said he had never experienced such power.