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    The Buganda Lukikko met on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Governor of Uganda's warning regarding the position in Buganda.

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    The Buganda Lukikko met on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Governor of Uganda's warning regarding the position in Buganda.

    A few days ago the Lukikko passed a resolution declaring that anyone in Buganda who took part in next month's Legislative Council Elections would be regarded as a traitor. The Governor warned the Kabaka'a Govt that they were exposing Buganda to serious danger by pursuing their present course and that it would be impossible to resume talks over Buganda's future against a background of intimidation, violence or disorder.

    Buganda declared its secession from the rest of the Protectorate of Uganda on Dec 31st. The Governor has refused to accept this and no practical results have as yet been evident. In Legislative Council this week African members pressed for a stringer handling of Buganda by the Protectorate Govt..see report attached.

    The Lukikko went into secret session to discuss the Governor's statement.. A spokesman of the Kabaka's Govt expressed the view that the lukikko would 'stick to its guns' and would probably write the British P.M. holding the British Govt responsible for any trouble that would occur when the elections take place next month. It will be recalled that during the Registration period towards the end of last year very few of the people of Buganda registered. The elections are for the first elected Legislative Council and together with the Munster Relationship Commission and a London Conference at mid-year form the COLsec's three point plan for Uganda's Constitutional progress this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ANJNG1T2CTBNT3XLX772EZQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ANJNG1T2CTBNT3XLX772EZQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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