Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu speaking to Journalist at NUP secretariat in Kamwokya, sited from left is Chairman Nyanzi, NUP spokes person Joel Senyonyi and Julius Walakira.(photo by Ronard Shabomwe)
KAMPALA- The National Unity Platform Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has lashed at the Independent Electoral commission for leaving NRM’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to campaign in areas where campaigns were banned.
Kyagulanyi who paused his campaign meetings over the weekend is slated to start off his day in Kalangala since the electoral commission banned campaigns in some 11 districts termed as COVID-19 hotspots.
The EC according to spokesperson Paul Bukenya suspended campaign meetings in districts/cities including Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Kabarole, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala and Tororo.
However, the NUP candidate has come out to criticize the regime of conniving with the Electoral commission to bar them from campaigning in areas where they have massive support.
“Dictators and their lack of shame! Citing COVID19, Mr. Byabakama bannned campaigns in districts with highest number of voters and where we have loads and loads of support” Bobi Wine asserted.
Kyagulanyi added that though the campaigns were suspended and candidates advised to use radios and Televisions, NRM’s Museveni campaigns in those areas daily disguising to launch some projects.
“Yet Gen. Museveni campaigns in those districts daily under the guise of launching government projects. Paid supporters gather to cheer him under police and SFC protection”.
Disgruntled Kyagulanyi added that “At the end of each campaign event, the same young people paid to cheer the despot start fighting over the money promised and not paid”.