Bwaise was on Sunday evening a scene of drama after President Yoweri Tibahaburwa Kaguta Museveni encountered some NUP supporters within a coordinated crowd that had gathered along the Northern bypass. The president has since apologised to the enthusiastic crowd that had convened along the Bwaise Northern bypass where he was passing yesterday as he concluded official duties with Chinese investors in Ntinda, Kampala.
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According to the reports in the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni ordered his elite Special Forces Command guards to drive away after spotting supporters of the National Unity Platform party carrying presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi ssentamu’s campaign posters. “The president did not want to create a scene so he ordered his official photographer to delete the photos and videos where the three NUP supporters appeared,” expounds one of the PPU staff who spoke under anonymity. “In the PPU, we follow protocol and we publish what appeals to the president,” he adds.
Museveni in a short statement dated Monday, 12 strains that he was stopped by NRM supporters contrary to what traders on the scene assert. “Fellow country men and women, there was an incidence yesterday on Bombo road where a woman, an NRM mobilizer, stormed out of the crowd to reach me while on my way from Namere Agricultural Referral Mechanization Centre (ARMC) located in Wakiso district,” Museveni explains in a Facebook post. ‘I witnessed a huge crowd of people who had gathered on sides of the road right from Kawanda, Kawempe-Kagoma up to Bwaide, who wanted me to stop. Even if I stopped, I could not address the people because of COVID-19 pandemic,” he adds.
Sources on ground however say the otherwise. This morning, our reporter reached the Bwaise roadside market and randomly interviewed vendors who admit that the president was furious about the presence of NUP supporters in the crowd. “He could have seen some NUP supporters donned in berets. They were visible in the crowd,” says Musoke, a sugarcane seller. “They were even singing Bobi Wine songs,” he adds.