Speaking at the FDC party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in Kampala, Nandala said the campaigns have been taken over by security agencies that brutally arrested the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and have started battering Ugandans demanding for his release.
The stretch from Nakawa to Namanve is heavily guarded by the Military Police, Uganda Police and Local Defense Unit personnel, mainly around Spear Motors, Kyambogo Road, Kireka Trading Centre and Bweyogerere.
Using Botometer, a social media observatory tool created at Indiana University which can detect suspected bot accounts, URN reporters found out that five of the top ten accounts tweeting about NRM manifesto messages and events are suspected bot accounts. Botometer places the likelihood of the accounts in question to be bots above 72 percent.
Kyagulanyi was arrested yesterday from Luuka district in Eastern Uganda, for allegedly flouting guidelines issued by both the Ministry of Health and the Electoral Commission to keep COVID-19 at bay. According to the recently revised guidelines, gatherings of any kind were limited to not more than 200 people, who also need to have facemasks and keep an acceptable social distance.