Presidential Campaigns: ‘Dramatic’ Katumba Misses Acholi, Kneels For Journalists To Deliver His Manifesto

Presidential Campaigns: ‘Dramatic’ Katumba Misses Acholi, Kneels For Journalists To Deliver His Manifesto

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The famous youngest Uganda’s presidential aspirant, John Katumba yesterday snubbed Acholi campaigns on the prediction of limited resources hence requesting journalists reporting from the region to deliver his manifesto.

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According to Katumba, Electoral Commission had given him November 11, 2020, to campaign in Oyam, Nwoya, and Kiryandongo districts, however, yesterday contacted by journalists, he said it was impossible for him to cover the entire region and said, “Honestly I am sorry to turn them down. Can you pass on my information? Tell people of Nwoya that Katumba loves them so much.”

The development was after his hundreds of supporters including bodaboda riders and market vendors lined up on the road-sides to see the youngest record-breaking presidential candidate ready to oust the oldest candidate and three decades leader, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

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On there other hand, National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine was blocked by Police in Kitgum from campaigning despite having been earlier cleared by the same Police before booking Christ the King playgrounds as the venue.

Later, after heavy police deployment on orders of area RDC, Rev Fr. Stephen Raphael Kilama, the curate of Christ the King parish informed NUP that he could not allow them to use the facility because he’d been informed by security that the venue is unsuitable for campaigns.

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The police were however outnumbered and overpowered by Kyagulanyi’s entourage and as his cam[paign vehicle and his team drove to the central business district, hundreds of locals gathered by the roadside to cheer him while some joined the procession. For over an hour, normal businesses and traffic came to a standstill in the municipality.

Police looked on helplessly as Kyagulanyi’s procession continued to attract even bigger crowds. Kyagulanyi used the opportunity to re-echo his promise to uplift the education standard and the health sector, improve salaries for police officers and the army.

Kyagulanyi assured northerners, “We are in a mission to freedom. It’s a new generation and a new revolution. We want to change the police, we want better education, the police deserve better and we don’t want our women to die while giving life to young ones,”
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