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Another 2 presidential candidates suspend campaigns over Bobi Wine arrest

NUP supporters camped outside Nalufenya police station where Bobi Wine is held

NUP supporters camped outside Nalufenya police station where Bobi Wine is held

More presidential candidates have announced the suspension of their campaigns until another presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu is freed.

Independent candidates, Willy Mayambala and John Katumba have also joined Gen. Mugisha Muntu of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and independent presidential candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde in suspending their campaigns following the arrest and continued detention of Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform candidate.  

Kyagulanyi and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat were arrested yesterday from Luuka district in eastern Uganda and Gulu respectively, for allegedly flouting COVID-19 standard operations procedures (SOPs) issued by the ministry of Health and the Electoral Commission.

Although Amuriat was later freed, Kyagulanyi still remains in police custody and is yet to be produced in court. Yesterday, Muntu and Tumukunde announced the suspension of their campaingns over Kyagulanyi's arrest and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country.

Today, 24-year-old Katumba, the youngest candidate in the presidential race says he has postponed his campaigns in Bukedea until when Kyagulanyi is freed. He says that his campaign in Kapchorwa was interrupted yesterday when security operatives started beating up members of his campaign team while intercepting Kyagulanyi's protestors.

According to the recently revised guidelines, gatherings of any kind were limited to not more than 200 people, who also need to have facemasks and keep an acceptable social distance.

On his part, Mayambala who recently announced that his campaigns will be virtual told URN that he will not continue and has headed to Nalufenya police station in Jinja to secure Kyagulanyi's release. 

Another presidential candidate, pastor Fred Mwesigye who was scheduled to campaign in Kampala today has also halted the campaigns at the asking of the Electoral Commission.

However, other presidential candidates Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party and independent candidates Joseph Kabuleta and Nancy Kalembe confirmed that they would be continuing with the campaign trail. Mao started the day in Kikuube before proceeding to Hoima later in the day. Kabuleeta will be in Lira.

Meanwhile, a sizeable number of NUP supporters have camped outside Nalufenya police station where Kyagulanyi continues to be held. 


0 #1 Juwait kali 2020-11-19 13:22
When is the presidential debate!!!!!
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-1 #2 Ismail 2020-11-19 14:28
One can only imagine what Bobi is going, being at the mercy of the killer cops under such very primitive conditions.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him in this darkest hour. It’s unthinkable 60 years since independence- the leaders with nothing to other have turned on their citizens who are campaigning for better conditions for everyone.
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-2 #3 Rwatoro 2020-11-19 15:32
Let us all camp at Nalufenya until our Principle is set free. Muhozi Kainerugaba is a devil.

He's behind all the arthe circus going on. M7 has a curse of Muhozi's Mom who he killed, that is why he tries to make Muhozi Kainerugaba feel happy and forget the past.

He gives him to control such violent groups so that Muhozi can feel that he is in control and Dad on loves him.

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-2 #4 Wooden K. 2020-11-19 15:50
Yoweri Tahaburwa is NEVER EVER going to SECURE NO FUTURE by killing our people. No !

Too many Ugandans have already lost their lives because of Museveni`s addiction to violence.

It is in Museveni`s interest that Bobi Wine stays alive.
Or else , Ugandans are going to have TO MARCH to HELL for HEAVEN`s SAKE.

We shall not take no shit nomore !!!
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0 #5 Juwait kali 2020-11-19 18:57
Wooden K you are not going to take what any more? wolololo??
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+1 #6 Wainanchi 2020-11-19 23:37
I do not understand why campaigns are necessary when corona virus infections are on the rise?

Why not go for premature elections and finish this legal exercise and protect lives?
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+1 #7 Wainanchi 2020-11-20 00:23
This Dog Bobi Wine is only making chaos and no good.Why he was registered to be presidential candidate when he is not fit to be presudent?

I appeal that his appointment is withdrawn so that peace and stability is restored in Uganda Uganda does not need ritores and killers but builders and those bringing benefits to the country
Stop Bibi Wine Now!!!?
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0 #8 jose 2020-11-20 10:45
There is this f**l called wanainchi it might be in support of the coward tyrant
But he must know that that is a message

I have heard Byabakama was assaulted by an LDU for casting him about the conduct of the would be security agents, turned insecurity agents
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