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Muntu's Campaign Meetings Blocked in Entebbe Municipality

When Muntu's convoy arrived at Katabi traffic lights, headed for Nakiwogo and other areas, police officers, led by Entebbe District Police Commander Michael Kasigire directed Muntu's convoy to turn to Katabi-Kitubulu playground. " He [Museveni] is trying to control our programmes. The security services are now telling candidates where not to go. Where to go. That is beyond their authority."
Security officers block Maj.Gen. Mugisha Muntu's convoy at Katabi Traffic lights. Photo by Lawrence Mushabe

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The Police on Monday blocked the campaign meetings for Alliance for National Transformation-ANT presidential candidate retired Maj. General Mugisha Muntu in Entebbe Municipality.

Muntu was expected to traverse Entebbe Municipality, Busiro South and Makindye-Ssabagabo, and then proceed to Nansana and other parts of the district.

When Muntu's convoy arrived at Katabi traffic lights, headed for Nakiwogo and other areas, police officers, led by Entebbe District Police Commander Michael Kasigire directed Muntu's convoy to turn to Katabi-Kitubulu playground.

Muntu says the ruling government is blocking campaign meetings of President Yoweri Museveni's rivals out of fear.

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He also adds that the government is selectively enforcing the covid-19 measures to block voters from accessing opposition candidates.

Muntu asked the Electoral Commission to take action against the security personnel blocking their campaign meetings.

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Some of the ANT candidates led by Wilberforce Seryazi who is contesting for the Entebbe Municipality MP seat and John Ssimbwa, for Entebbe Municipal Mayoral race, said that they had mobilized people to attend Muntu's meetings.

They are however not surprised that the meetings have been blocked.

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Seryazi says the ANT leaders in Entebbe faced challenges to secure venues for Muntu's meetings ahead of his visit.

Some NUP supporters who include Sylvia Namayanja and Milly Namuwaya who reside in Kitooro and Kigungu respectively are angry that Muntu's meetings were blocked.

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Muntu addressed the crowd that gathered at Katabi-Kitubulu playground for close to three hours and thereafter departed for mini rallies in Seguku, Masajja and Zana in  Makindye-Ssabagabo municipality.