Police in Tororo in Eastern Uganda have defied the chairperson of National Resistance Movement electoral commission Tanga Odoi of stopping and arresting Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi ssentamu.
Odoi led a procession of Boda-bodas with intention of disrupting National Unity Platform (NUP) activities. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as he moved to address his supporters in the municipality.
Tanga’s group of about 200 boda boda riders were carrying posters of NRM candidate Yoweri Museveni. However, Tanga and his group were blocked by police along Tororo-Nagongera road which is about three kilometers away from town.
“We are not blocking any one from holding a campaign rally but trying to remind the police to enforce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place by the Ministry of Health to guard against Coronavirus as our NRM party president has done,” he told Daily Monitor.
Meanwhile Independent candidate candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde has launched his manifesto in Fort Portal City after several attempts by both military and police trying to block him.
Gen. Tumukunde eventually overpowered the heavy deployment and made his way to Booma grounds for the launch.
Tumukunde was accompanied by Ms Beatrice Kiraso, the former greater Kabarole Woman member of parliament and former deputy Secretary General of the East Africa Community. Ms Kiraso is the Chief of Staff at Gen. Tumukunde campaign secretariat Kiraso told fellow Batooro to vote for Gen. Tumukunde because he is honest and straightforward.
“I cannot mislead you, people of Tooro. I have represented you in Parliament for two terms and I can assure you that he is the best candidate for you. I have worked for the government for a long time, but I did not get much from it. We are coming with the change,” Kiraso said.