Independent presidential candidate Rtd Gen Henry Tumukunde has disregarded the opinion poll published by the government-aided newspaper New Vision saying it is baseless aiming at diverting the public from the current political temperatures.
According to the opinion poll, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the incumbent is leading with 64.8 per cent followed by the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine with 24.8 per cent, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat with 2.9 per cent as Tumukunde and the rest of the candidates score less than nine per cent.
Speaking to his supporters at Mukuju sub-county ground in Tororo district today, Tumukunde urged his supporters not to pay attention to the published polls describing them as biased and aimed at portraying him as a weak candidate.
“The New Vision paid by the government comes up with such polls. Their job is to clamp down democracy. They say that in the last three days I will have 0.3 per cent. I have been in the whole of Uganda except the center. Where is getting 64 per cent?” he said.
“My main issue is that, go and vote for change. And amongst us choose a candidate who will say this through change and choose someone who will greatly be accepted in the whole country. Some of these candidates are engineered; do not accept to be confused but vote change,” he said.
Tumukunde has further asked the people of Tororo county North to vote him as their president in January because he is the only candidate credible enough to move Uganda forward.