A senior political mobiliser for President Yoweri Museveni has refuted allegations that he deliberately interfered with the campaign schedule of aspirant John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.
Lt Gen (rtd) Henry Tumukunde yesterday made a surprise landing in a chopper at the Boma grounds in Fort Portal, the venue for Mr Mbabazi’s campaign rally in the area, prompting speculative talk that he intended to disrupt the rally.
However, Gen Tumukunde has said that he is on a countrywide mobilization exercise including the Rwenzori sub region, and that the Boma grounds is the only gazetted place for planes to land in the area.
People at the grounds said the chopper was draped with campaign posters of candidate Museveni, and also claimed Gen Tumukunde was delivering campaign materials.
“I did not go to Tooro to disrupt the rally and Mbabazi’s rally and his supporters should not worry; we are doing our work and they should also do their work,” Gen Tumukunde told The EagleOnline and added that the same plane had earlier taken him from Fort Portal to northern Uganda, after being cleared by security.
Later yesterday, both Tumukunde and Mr Mbabazi retired and spent the night at Mountains of the Moon Hotel.