The National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Robert
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has vowed to canvass for votes in districts where political campaigns were
banned by the Electoral Commission.
On Saturday, the EC suspended campaign meetings of all categories
of elections in 16 districts and cities in the country due to the surging
Covid-19 infections exacerbated by mass gatherings.
The districts include Kasese, Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, and Kampala among
others. EC advised candidates to restrict themselves to virtual campaigns
by using radios, televisions, social media, community-based Public Address
Systems (kizindaalo) and other online platforms.
According to Kyagulanyi, although the Electoral Commission has
suspended campaigns in certain districts, they will continue canvassing
He says that even without the ban, their campaigns have several
times been blocked.
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Kyagulanyi said that they will not give up. He added that the
brutality, kidnaps and deaths have only given them the energy to accomplish their
Kyagulanyi also gave a status update on hospitalized Ghetto
TV Journalists Ashraf Kasirye who was shot on the head with a rubber bullet
while covering Kyagulanyi in Masaka.
He said Kasirye was successfully operated on and will soon recover. Kyagulanyi
also demanded footage from Police showing how Francis Senteza Kalibala, one of
his private bodyguards died.
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According to Kyagulanyi, he will resume his campaigns on Wednesday
Mathias Mpuuga the Masaka Municipality MP says that they are assured of victory
in the central region whether they campaign or not.
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Lina Zedriga, the NUP Deputy President in charge of Northern
Uganda says that their party stands for peace and justice and this is the
message they will keep on preaching.
Zedriga says that the regime has used all
means including buying off NUP supporters. She asked Ugandans to turn up in big numbers
on voting day.