Forum for Democratic Change –FDC Candidates in Gulu have
launched a new campaign dubbed ‘defaced posters’.
The new campaign comes after
hundreds of the campaign posters of FDC candidates were allegedly defaced by
National Resistance Movement-NRM party supporters ahead of candidate, Yoweri
Museveni’s visit to Gulu district on November 16th, 2020.
Patrick Lumumba Oola, the Gulu City FDC Chairperson, says under the ‘defaced posters’ campaign, FDC candidates will be moving to voters
with torn and defaced posters.
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Oola, who is also vying for the Bardege –Layibi Division Mayor’s seat, says the
aim and objective of the campaign is to show “voters what he termed as the
wicked and demonic nature of NRM members who showed their acts of cowardice by
defacing the campaign posters of opposition candidates”.
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Andrew Ogweta Otto, the Gulu City FDC Spokesperson, who is
running for the Gulu East Division –North councilor’s seat says they officially
launched the campaign on Tuesday morning in various parts of the division.
they want to send a message to voters that NRM members defaced their posters
that were produced with support from well-wishers to attract sympathy from the
Ogweta says they are not inciting their supporters to retaliated by defacing
posters of NRM candidates because FDC is a peaceful party.
James Ocen, the Gulu
District NRM Chairperson dismissed the allegations that NRM supporters defaced
the posters of their rivals as baseless and may not affect the results of the
2021 elections since the electorates know that NRM members are well disciplined.
He advised opposition parties to exercise maturity, saying that even NRM
candidates are complaining about their defaced campaign posters.