A local council chairperson on Wednesday threatened to block
Alliance for National Transformation- ANT Presidential Candidate, Gen. Gregg
Mugisha Muntu from addressing residents in his cell.
Simon Okot, the LCI of Kamod Cell in Kamod Town Council, Serere
District attempted to send away Muntu’s team for failing to recognize him as a
leader in the area.
According to Okot, the ANT team should have contacted him as a leader of the
village after getting clearance from the Electoral Commission to conduct their
campaign rally in Kamod.
Okot argued that he should have been the one to welcome Muntu’s
team and introduce them to the residents before any other person could speak.
Okot, who was restrained by Muntu’s security detail, said that it was improper
to ignore the local leadership, which he notes are hosts of the communities
where candidates seek support.
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But Alice Alaso, the ANT National Coordinator who is also contesting for Serere
District Woman MP seat faulted the chairman for being partisan. She also noted
that the chairman didn’t follow the right procedure in channelling his concern.
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Gen. Muntu, who later took to the podium promised to restore integrity in the
country if voted into power next year.
Muntu is still canvassing for votes in Serere district after starting his
Wednesday rally from Katakwi district this morning. The retired army general is
expected to address his last rally in Soroti City this evening.