Members of National Resistance Movement-NRM have warned youth in Kamwokya who are fond of destroying campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni, the NRM flag bearer.
According to them, several times their candidates’ posters have been defaced, and thrown into water trenches as if Kamwokya is a no go zone for NRM posters.
Over 100 posters of President Museveni were removed and others that could not get out were damaged by removing the eyes of the candidate.
According to Faisal Mukiibi, Kamwokya is part of Uganda therefore, they have a right to pin posters of their candidates anywhere as long as they are allowed by the law. Mukiibi adds that as NRM, they have never been tempted to destroy any posters of any candidate, so why should opposition destroy theirs?
Maria Namitala an NRM candidate cautioned that this action of destroying posters of president Museveni is evil and once anyone is caught, the long arm of the law shall deal with them.
According to the Parliamentary Election Act 2001 Section 83 (2); “Any person who maliciously defaces or removes or tears any election poster of any nominated candidate commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding thirty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.”