As a result of their victory in the Buganda elections, the UPC and Kabaka Yekka were able to secure all the Buganda seats in the national election. This was because, as the constitution now stands, Buganda electors do not exercise a direct vote for national legislature candidates. The vote is exercised on their behalf by the Luk iko.
In parts of the country where the electors vote directly, however, Kiwanuka's Democrats increased their strength. A direct vote in Uganda might have won them an overall victory.
In December last, an Anglican clergyman charged UPC with being an "anti-Roman Catholic party". In the general elections. on the other hand, the Uganda Hierarchy made it perfectly plain that it is not tied to the Democratic Party.
Now Archbishop Kiwanuka and Dr. Brown are taking steps to ease the tension. to Mr. Obote read : "With the people of Uganda. I offer congratulations and the assurance of prayerful co-operation towards a peaceful and united Uganda".
Mr. Obote replied: "I also look forward to a happy Uganda and wish to assure you of my determination, with the Almighty's guidance, to promote happy relations between the people of Uganda."
Meanwhile, Dr. Brown has declared in a broadcast that the Catholic Bishops agree with him On the need for greater unity and added that there is already closer collaboration in the field of social work.
At a Church of England synod, Ile said recently that if his people had a grievance against Catholics am where and fell they had been unjustly treated, they should send him a report and he would take the matter up with the Catholic Bishops concerned.
Thus he said, "we ought to he able to put right things which are wrong; and I should be glad if Catholics would do a similar thing when they have a grievance against us".