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Bobi Wine, Zaake receive heroic welcome in Hoima

Kyadondo East member of parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and his Mityana Municipality counterpart, Francis Zaake today received a heroic welcome in Hoima town amidst tight security. 

The duo is in Hoima together with other opposition leaders and MPs to bolster the campaigns of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate Asinansi Kamanda Nyakato for the Hoima Woman parliamentary seat.
 
Hundreds of people welcomed the duo in a procession at Butema trading center about 5km from Hoima town on Monday afternoon. The procession paralyzed traffic for close to an hour on Coronation road when a team of security officers comprising of UPDF soldiers and Anti-riot police blocked Bobi’s convoy from entering the town centre.  

This led to a verbal exchange between Bobi’s supporters and Hoima district police commander, Christopher Katumba prompting police to allow the convoy to proceed to Hoima Boma grounds where Nyakato launched her campaigns.

 
She is facing off with Harriet Businge Mugenyi from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, who, also held her first rally in Buseruka sub-county this afternoon.
 
The procession
Both candidates were nominated last week. President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be in Hoima to campaign for the NRM candidate on September 24. The Hoima Woman MP seat fell vacant after Tophace Kaahwa Byagira, the former legislator opted to represent the newly created Kikuube district that was carved out of Hoima and became operational on July 1, 2019.  

By 11 am, police personnel had been ferried from the neighbouring districts of Kagadi, Masindi, and Kiryandongo to boost the team at Hoima central police station.     

The town has been a beehive of activities since morning with both motorized and foot patrols in the areas of Hoima Boma grounds, Government road, Coronation road, Duhaga roundabout, Kinubi and within the town center.                         

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+2 #1 juwait kali 2019-09-03 05:38
Hour pour. The writting is on da wall those who want to listen, listen.
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+4 #2 WADADA rogers 2019-09-03 08:23
Change is on its way, those with ear do the listening and those who behave like ndiwulira va mu kasoli, the ball is in your court
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-11 #3 Wainanchi 2019-09-03 08:36
Thumbs down for thugs and foreign spies!!!Uaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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+7 #4 juwait kali 2019-09-03 11:48
Thumbs down to occupier wanainchi who kill Ugandans, sell Ugandas property/land to outsiders, enslaves Ugandans both in Uganda and yemen or abroad where they die like rats.

Ugandans picked up in broad day light murdered and dumped in swamps I e Nagirinya and co. Uaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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+5 #5 Webz 2019-09-03 14:41
Very disgusting of the gov't always resorting to soldiers in matters that are purely civilian.

Why should soldiers armed to the teeth be collected and unleashed on to unarmed civilians when they're in the process of exercising their civic right - voting. Our leaders, therefore, must be cowards.
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+2 #6 karemire 2019-09-03 14:43
Quoting Wainanchi:
Thumbs down for thugs and foreign spies!!!Uaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


That sounds, to me, like a loud laugh all the way to hell. Anyway, it does not matter. The PP is on the match country-wide. M7 has been a long serving president without ever winning any "credible" election.

It is mt hope that this time will be different, either way. We, the PEOPLE have the power and I pray that we exercise that without fear this time.
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+1 #7 Jama 2019-09-03 19:28
They thought the tragically orchestrated incident in Arua could have halted the influence of people power.

Wapi! You have extraordinarily determined young men who are not even repulsed by violence but continue with their liberation struggle.
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