However, the more than 100 in number and led by Thomas Kakuru and Samuel Mwesige Byahurwa are strongly opposed to the resolution and have planned to stage a protest on Monday.
The youths say that the resolution by Tooro leaders to back President Kaguta Museveni as NRM's sole presidential candidate in 2021 polls was done without consulting the masses
A group of youth in Kabarole district have written to the
Inspector General of Police - IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola, requesting for security
to hold a peaceful demonstration against a resolution by Tooro leaders to back
President Museveni’s Sole candidature in 2021.
Last week, leaders in the Tooro sub-region met Museveni at Kalya Courts in Fort
The leaders unanimously backed Museveni as NRM’s sole presidential candidate in
However, the more than 100 in number and led by Thomas Kakuru and Samuel
Mwesige Byahurwa are strongly opposed to the resolution and have planned
to stage a protest on Monday.
“The purpose of this letter is, therefore, to inform you about the
above activity and even request for security during the demonstration exercise
on Monday, May 20th 2019 starting at 9 am,” reads the letter.
Commenting on the matter, the Kabarole District LCV Chairperson, Richard
Rwabuhinga, said as leaders, they don’t regret their decision. He explained
that once people voted them into power, they were empowered to make decisions
on their behalf, and can’t consult everybody before making every decision.
However, he says that it would have been better if they took their concerns to
the leaders without necessarily holding a demonstration.
Bureau Chief, Rwenzori Region