Kyagulanyi is lined up for nomination today together with his Forum for Democratic change- FDC counterpart, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Democratic party President, Norbert Mao, and independent candidate, Fred Mwesigye.
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There is heavy police presence in Kamwokya city suburbs to
foil the anticipated procession by National Unity Platform-NUP supporters
shortly after the nomination of their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi
Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.
Traffic police and Field Force Units-FFU officers
have sealed off old Kira Road at the Kyebando road junction and Kamwokya market. Heavily armed police, LDUs and military
police officers are also patrolling the areas.
Kyagulanyi is lined up for nomination today together with
his Forum for Democratic change- FDC counterpart, Patrick Amuriat Oboi,
Democratic party President, Norbert Mao, and independent candidate,
Hundreds of NUP supporters started thronging the party headquarters
to accompany their presidential candidate to Kyambogo sports grounds for nomination
The party supporters have staged at the building belonging
to Chairman Fred Nyanzi holding Kyagulanyi’s posters and chanting his praise
songs. They have vowed to resist police attempts to stop them from celebrating
the nomination of their preferred candidate.
A fleet of Boda bodas decorated with Kyagulanyi’s posters
and banners has assembled at the New Kira road. Lawrence Kyeyune, a Kyagulanyi
died hard says they are ready to meet Kyagulanyi on the Northern bypass Kisasi roundabout and
escort him to kyambogo grounds and back.
He says they will not
respect partisan police directives that allowed NRM supporters to
hold processions and now wants to curtail their rights. “We have organised our means we know police but
the power belongs to people,” said Kyeyune.
Gilbert Solomon, another
NUP supporter says when he received information that Kyagulanyi wouldn’t pass Kalelwe,
he and others mobilized to move to Kamwokya and join his procession.
“Police can do everything that's why they decided to design
those route chats for our president, but we will do everything to escort
him either by going or coming back,” Gilbert told URN.
On Monday, the NUP
Spokesman Joel Senyonyi said after the nominations, Kyagulanyi will head to
the party headquarters in Kamwokya to launch his campaign manifesto.