of the independent presidential candidate, Henry Tumukunde, on Friday launched
a door-to-door campaign in Tooro Sub-region.
These have named themselves “Nyegondiize Group” which means a group that is
doing its work out of love and not coercion.
The over 30 members said they aim to attract as much support for Tumukunde as
possible by the time the country goes to polls in January next year.
During the launch of the group at Hilton Tours Hotel in Fort Portal Tourism
City, the team leader and former member of National Resistance Movement – NRM,
Yusuf Nkunda, said they are convinced that the former security minister is the
only capable candidate who can lead the country.
Nkunda said he had supported NRM for over 25 years but did not see anything
much that himself or Tooro has gained from its rule, a reason he has crossed to
//Cue in: “Ndozere obwiire oburukukira…
Cue out… mwa Tumukunde.”//
The team, which is mostly comprised of youths, started the day by traversing
Fort Portal City and pinning Tumukunde’s posters.
Nkunda said they will be moving to other districts in Tooro and supplying
campaign materials like T-shirts, posters, stickers and reflector jackets of
Also, each one of the members has been tasked to recruit at least 10 other
supporters in each district of the Sub-region to ease their job of reaching a
good number of households in their search for votes.
Ali Muganda, one of the members in Nyegonziize group, said he crossed from
Forum for Democratic Change – FDC party, because he wants a change in the
leadership of the country and Tumukunde appealed to him.
//Cue in: “Oli omusaija akuzire…
Cue out… Tumukunde oyee.”//
Mary Kiiza also said she has crossed from National Unity Platform – NUP to
Tumukunde because she believes he has a better plan for the country.
During his campaign rallies in Tooro Sub-region last month, Tumukunde rallied
the residents of the area to vote for change.
Even though police disrupted most of his rallies by dispersing his supporters
and blocked him from campaigning in Ntoroko district, he was able to launch his
manifesto at Boma grounds in Fort Portal.
He, among other things, promised to improve on the road network, empower women
financially, promote tourism and agriculture in the area, and improve on the
health care system.