In a rejoinder to Museveni’s remark, Tumukunde told voters in Bugisu sub region on Tuesday that leaders cannot decide who comes after them. He rebuked Museveni for thinking that other officers are supposed to serve under him as hired slaves.
Yesterday a UN internal memo made rounds on social media where the UN undersecretary for safety and security Giles Michaud suspended travel to Uganda by UN agencies and Personnel. The memo that cited the recommendation of the UN Resident Coordinator, Rosa Malango didn’t give any reason why this decision had been arrived at.
Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting the Electoral Commission Chairperson in Kampala today, Kyagulanyti said rallies are the only means through which he can speak to his supporters because security have blocked him from accessing several media houses across the country on which he would have talked about his candidacy. He said this leaves him with no option but to hold mass rallies.
In a letter written on December 14th by Patrick Ochola, the lead petitioner to the Gulu District Registrar, George Labeja who is the interim Mayor of Gulu City and a contestant for Mayoral seat of Laroo –Pece Division is using an Ambulance registration number UBH 234Z belonging to Gulu City Council for campaign purposes.
The village chairpersons say they were initially told that the bicycle distribution would be free of charge, but to their dismay, while receiving the bicycles on Sunday, each beneficiary was subjected to pay 10,000 Shillings as transport cost for delivery of the bicycles and those who didn’t have the money missed out.
The latest defections include Tonny Olanya Olenge, the NUP`s Acholi Sub Regional Coordinator and head of the mobilization, Kennedy Otim the NUP Coordinator for Gulu City, Robinson Rachkara the NUP`s party Administrator for the Northern Region and contestant for Laroo-Pece Division.
Speaking to the media at the Electoral Commission where he had gone to meet with the chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi about the repeated security disruption of his campaign meetings, Katumba said there is no way he’ is going to chase away any woman or man who wants to take a selfie with him.
Surrendering to NRM, Bosco Ocitti Lawino revealed that he and the other new converts shall start serious mobilization for President Museveni so that he sweeps all the votes in Nwoya against NUP’s Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi who they initially paid allegiance to.
Last week the Electoral Commission summoned the two presidential candidates Patrick Oboi Amuriat and Kyagulanyi, together with two Parliamentary candidates for repeatedly flouting of COVID-19 guidelines that limit public gatherings. However, neither presidential candidate made a show at the Jinja road based Commission where they were expected on Monday.
The NRM cohesion in Bukomansimbi was affected by controversies that marred the party primary elections, that resulted into a section of party leaders rejecting some flag bearers who they say were not genuinely elected.