During a six minutes’ address to his supporters at Arua primary school grounds on Saturday evening, Tumukunde said the people of Arua and West Nile have suffered and lagged behind for the last 35 years under the NRM regime and should vote for change.
But in her response to the anomaly, Joyce Amaguru the acting NRM chairperson for Arua district and a member of the NRM Women council said she acted in good faith since the animals needed immediate giveaway yet she hadn't been told of any specific beneficiaries.
Adams Lematia Otelul, the Public Relations Officer Arua Hill Sports Club, says the players inked a two year’s deal. He says the club is looking at bolstering the squad to improve their quality and depth on the pitch.
Victor Cadribo, the Parliamentary candidate for Terego East, Sadad Salim for Arua Central division, Mohamad Ali, the NUP coordinator for West Nile, Bashir Ssekamate and Rashid Abdul were joined charged for organizing a riot, violating COVID-19 prevention guidelines and holding an illegal assembly.
In Arua and other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to denounce what they call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.
While meeting over 300 NRM youth leaders from West Nile in Muni University campus on Sunday, Museveni said the youth leaders should work with other groups like elders instead of campaigning independently.
The State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania who presented a memo on behalf of the leaders in the region told Museveni that the roads in the region are in a poor state, which has affected development.
Several NRM supporters who had been planning to join Museveni’s convoy from Arua City to Muni University and back to State Lodge at Anyafio were left angry after they were told they would not be allowed at Muni.
The crowds kept growing and became uncontrollable at Awindiri, about one kilometer from Arua town as more people joined the procession from Oli in Arua central division. The NUP supporters chanted slogans in support of their candidate.
In a meeting held on Thursday in Arua City with State Minister for Veteran Affairs Christopher Kibazanga and officials from Ministry of Defense, the veterans demanded that the promise be fulfilled before the next general elections are held next year.
It was decreed that only those with negative COVID-19 test certificates would attend the events, and as such, all political leaders were subjected to COVID-19 tests, as a precondition. But when the results were returned, the DHO announced that up to 65 people from the group had tested positive for coronavirus disease.