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.
On Friday while campaigning for National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidential flag bearer, Yoweri Museveni at Nyakinama sub-county headquarters, Mugisha threatened to shoot supporters of NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi should they show up on his campaign rally in Kisoro next month. Mugisha repeated the same threats on Saturday in Murora sub-county. Mugisha says that security operatives will shoot and kill NUP supporters especially when they attempt to lit fire along the roads while welcoming Kyagulanyi.
Kyagulanyi says that although some leaders in the current regime are creating an impression that he cannot be President, it is evident that he is a threat to the regime, citing the numerous security personnel who trail him during the campaigns.
Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of the Land Forces said that the violence and brutality which is currently being witnessed in the country during the campaign is an indication that the need for massive awareness against violence is paramount.