Karimajongs in the newly created Kotido Municipality and from the neighbouring areas will this afternoon give president Yoweri Museveni a heroic welcome.
Museveni is visiting Kotido in his capacity as the national chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement to campaign for his party flag bearers for the various positions.
But according to our sources, Kotido town is on fire. People there are so excited about the elevation of their town to a municplaity status.
“Had it not to be this man (Museveni), who else would have given us a Municipality? We shall be here until our hero arrives,” said Monica Lokeris a resident.
Cultural songs and dances are staged in all the four Divisions throughout the night yet by 7:00am, hundreds of people had already arrived at the venue where the president is expected to address a rally.
Senior Administrator from the NRM Secretariat in Kampala, Lawrence Mayambala who has been camped in Kotido for two weeks now says the National Chairman will address one rally at Lomukura Primary School Play Ground in the Central Division.
Thorough ground Mobilisation has been well done under the overall supervision of a CEC Member Hon Simon Peter Aleper.
Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba also camped in Kotido for two days to kick start the exercise before she travelled to Bugiri.
The team spent the best part of yesterday conducting mobilisation meetings with various groups. They had fruitful engagements with the NRM branch women leaders of the 21 villages in the central Division and flagged them off to intensify door to door campaigns.
“They also met with informal groups such as the market vendors and boda boda cyclists,” says Rogers Mulindwa the party spokesman.
Ismail Muhammad Lomwar is the Flag Bearer for Municipal Mayor and Hon Loki Peter Abrahams for Parliament.
Kotido Municipality has 37 Polling Stations, 04 Divisions,106 Villages/Cells and close to 20,000 voters.