The National campaign manager for
Alliance National Transformation (ANT), Winifred Kiiza has said that they are
failing to interact with voters due to constant presence of security.
Kiiza who is leading General Mugisha
Muntu’s campaign says that it scaring to voters that wherever they go
police has deployed heavily.
In an Interview with Journalists in
Parliament on Tuesday, Kiiza says that apart from the limited time frame that was
allocated to them by the Electoral Commission, they now face a challenge of asking
voters to come for the rallies despite being heavily guarded by security.
She says the 60 days given to them
cannot cover the 146 districts in the country which she says has required them
to travel in many districts in a day which is almost impossible. Kiiza says that the limited time
period and the security presence everywhere has affected their ability to reach
out to voters as they are not allowed to hold mass rallies.
She says security
has also frustrated them from venues, despite advertising and booking for it.
She says for instance in Hoima, they
were forced to hold a campaign from a different venue instead of the ones they
Kiiza says as a result of this, they
have cut their campaign time to about 20 minutes per population of 200,000 to
try and catch up with the rest of the country.
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Kiiza also says that their
campaigning abilities have been affected by the poor connectivity is some parts
of the country. She says because of the time factor,
they have missed campaigning in two districts of Kalangala and Mitooma.