President-elect Yoweri Museveni has assured voters in the local council elections of security.
Mr Museveni made the assurance while reacting to reports that people had been threatened ahead of the local council elections involving the Lord Mayor, district chairmen and councillors.
‘I have received numerous reports of threats and intimidation of supporters, election officials and candidates aimed at discouraging them from participating in the local council elections.
I want to assure every Ugandan across the country; especially those in the Kampala area that nobody has the capacity to intimidate you or deny you your right to vote,’ Mr Museveni wrote on February 23, a day ahead of the election.
He added: ‘Your security is guaranteed as you exercise this right. As in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, the local council elections shall be peaceful and successful. I encourage all our voters in the forthcoming local council elections to vote the NRM flag bearers in large numbers’.
Mr museveni also took time off to thanks those who participated in the just-concluded presidential and parliamentary elections.
‘I thank all of you for participating in the recently concluded Presidential and Parliamentary elections, were the NRM emerged victorious.
I also want to specifically thank all those who voted and delivered this resounding victory ensuring steady progress for Uganda. Your participation in the election and commitment to a peaceful process ensured that Uganda remains peaceful and stable’ he wrote.