By Alex Balimwikungu
There is no love lost between city pastor Martin Ssempa and House of Prayer Ministries International pastor Aloysius Bugingo.
During his Sunday service at Canaan Land, Bugingo got emotional and openly wept on the pulpit before his congregation. The pastor, who is embroiled in a long standing divorce battle, seemed to beseech God for divine intervention as he battles his woes.
Whereas the congregants empathised with him and prayed for him, Ssempa wasn’t moved. He has called it a stunt.
Ssempa told him to stop faking crocodile tears and return to his wife, Teddy Naluswa.
Through a recorded video, Ssempa scoffed at Bugingo, saying as pastors, they don’t need tears from him on the pulpit since it is the same place where he used to get cozy with his friend, Suzan Makula.
“I saw Pastor Bugingo pretending to cry the past Sunday while on the pulpit, seemingly he was repenting. Those are just crocodile tears. We don’t need tears on the pulpit where you have been caressing and getting cozy with Makula.
“We only need you to act. Acting is repenting, but not singing on stage or shedding crocodile tears. Collect a few of your belongings and some saucepans, wave goodbye to Makula, and return to Kitende on your knees while repenting before Teddy Naluswa,” he said.
Ssempa continued: “Personally, I am waiting for you in court come January 21 (today, Friday). We advised you to repent, but you didn’t heed to our pleas so just wait for your baptism of fire.”
Bugingo and Makula are at Entebbe Magistrate’s Court today, Friday, for allegedly entering a void marriage.