Dipu says that, such initiatives have been slowed down due to covid19 frustrations, which have left several drivers financially constrained, however they have embarked on an initiative of convincing all rally participants to donate a small fee of at least 100,000 Shillings each per event, with an aim of boosting donation drives to the targeted communities.
He was picked up from Luuka district headquarters where he was addressing a mini-rally by a team of police officers led by Frank Mwesigwa, the Busoga and Bukedi Zonal commander overseeing the 2021 general elections.
Asiimwe, said they couldn’t allow Mao to address the rally because it was past campaigning time. According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, campaigns start at 7:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM. However, Mao and his campaign entourage arrived at the playground at 5:55 PM.
The victim’s brother says that they receive daily threats from unknown people who on several occasions attack them while at hospital, instructing them to settle the matters outside courts of law or risk losing their relative
Geoffrey Ssozi, one of the area residents, says the situation turned chaotic when the protesters started pelting the officers with stones. He says the chaos forced many traders to close their shops as the angry supporters engaged the officers in running battles demanding the unconditional release of Luttamaguzi.
As crowds grew bigger, the highway was blocked resulting in a heavy traffic jam along the road, a single gateway to the far east. Along the road, they matched, singing in praise of FDC, hitherto the biggest political force in Uganda.
It is alleged that the suspects organized a political rally at Bunyiiro primary school in Nakalama Sub County in Iganga district on Sunday night leading to their arrest. Shortly after his arrest on Sunday night, Lugwire posted message on a WhatSapp group claiming that he had been roughed up by gunmen in a saloon car
Lyavala was the pioneer LC V chairperson of Bugiri district, where he served until 2011. In a bid to restore cohesion in Busoga region, president, Yoweri Museveni appointed Lyavala a presidential adviser in-charge of Busoga affairs.
Balilaine says that he has worked hard to mobilize for DP but, his efforts have never been recognized by the partys top leadership. Balilaine adds that, he is willing to rally more youth to join NRM party.
The seat has attracted NRMs Naome Kibaju and the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate, Guma Nuwagaba. On Saturday, President, Yoweri Museveni appeared briefly at a rally at Kakindo playground where he assured the voters that the ruling party is still strong and ready to serve Ugandans and deliver them out of poverty.
Museveni said traders should pardon him for abandoning them, but hastened to argue that they should also ask to be pardoned since they were the first to abandon him when Uganda opened the curtains for elective politics in 1996.
The rally organized by Baryayanga is slated for Sunday, October 29, at Kabale Main stadium. The independent legislator says the rally is aimed at consulting voters on the constitutional amendment that seeks to lift the cap on the presidential age. He has previously opposed the proposed amendment.