Mao says the ongoing tension in the country is a clear manifestation that Ugandans are tired of the current NRM government headed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and therefore calls for peaceful transition of Power.
Democratic Party - DP Presidential candidate Nobert Mao has suspended
due to the ongoing violence, killings, harassment, bloodshed, arrest and
detention of opposition presidential candidates and innocent Ugandans.
follows the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias
Bobi wine, the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate on
was arrested in Luuka district for flouting COVID-19 guidelines and is
still detained at Nalufenya police station in Jinja City.
His arrest has
since sparked off protests in different parts of the country where hundreds took
to the streets demanding for his release.
the suspension of his campaigns on Thursday evening while addressing the press
at Hoima EKA Hotel in Hoima East
division Hoima City.
Mao, he cannot continue traversing the country soliciting for votes amidst the
ongoing bloodshed, violence, arbitrary arrests, harassment and detention of
Opposition Presidential candidates and innocent Ugandans by the security
Mao who was
scheduled to campaign in Hoima and Kikuube districts on Thursday says all his
rallies have been suspended until further notice.
He made it clear that the
ongoing tension in the country is a clear manifestation that Ugandans are tired
of the current NRM government headed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and
therefore calls for a peaceful transition of Power.
He says the
killing of innocent Ugandans by security operatives must strongly be condemned
adding that the police and other security agencies should stop being partisan
Mao has advised
the police to ensure by all means that they stop the violence by not surrendering
their constitutional duty to armed civilians who he says are currently taking
charge and recklessly shooting at innocent Ugandans.
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The DP Party
president has further tasked the Electoral Commission - EC to suspend the 2021
general elections saying where the country has reached, the outcomes of the
elections are not going to give a leveled ground for Ugandans.
that if elected president his government would establish a Public
University in Bunyoro. He says it is very absurd that the NRM government
has been in power for the last 35 years has failed to establish a public
Bunyoro yet it is the region where President Museveni gets a lot of
votes. He too pledged
to ensure that Bunyoro gets a special revenue sharing on Oil following
discovery of the resource in the region.
On Wednesday Opposition
Presidential candidates Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde too
suspended their presidential campaigns until the release of National Unity
Platform’s presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
Commission set November 9th to January 12th, 2021 as campaign periods for
presidential candidates and Members of Parliament with elections set to be held
on January 14th.
presidential candidates have been nominated to contest for the presidency by
the electoral commission.
candidates especially those vying for the Presidential position have
been traversing various parts of the country soliciting for support to
elected since last week.