Independent Presidential Candidate, Nancy Kalembe Linda has asked voters
in Gulu to pardon actions of security personnel and desist from attacking them.
Nakalembe said that the hatred against police and the army is misplaced,
unnecessary and uncalled for, pointing out that the uniformed men are acting on
orders of their superiors who are militaristic.
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She explained that the security personnel fail to lose their jobs if they do
not follow the orders, adding that some of them have been demoted for
sympathizing with the opposition.
Kalembe was on Tuesday evening addressing voters from Awere Playgrounds in
Her statement comes at a time when opposition supporters and candidates have
been involved in running battles with security personnel. The police accuse the
candidates and their supporters for not adhering to the covid-19 guidelines.
Last month more than 50 people were killed and hundreds arrested
for protesting the arrest and detention of National Unity Platform- NUP
Presidential Candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi.
Kalembe asked the electorate to vote for her since she is a mother
with a motherly heart instead of a militant human being who wants to cling to
She noted that mistreating the men in uniform is uncalled for since they are
suffering, battling poor housing, poor education, poor health services and low
pay just like the ordinary Ugandans.
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The presidential hopeful disclosed to voters that her father was a policeman
and promised to improve the welfare of security officers through pay rise
noting that the change of power in Uganda is inevitable no matter what the
incumbent president does.
She explained that improving the welfare of security personnel will prevent
arrogance and make them live in harmony with people.
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She also promised that once elected she will develop talent and innovation
Centres in Uganda to create employment. She added that her government will
ensure equality, better education, peace and poverty eradication.
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Nancy Akello, a voter in Gulu said that she is moved by Kalembe`s confidence of
running for the presidency against ten men without fear.
Kalembe is vying against ten other presidential candidates as an independent,
she will on Wednesday proceed to Lango Sub Region for her campaign trail.
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