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RDC Vows to Block Bobi Wine from Accessing Kayunga Ahead of LC5 bye-elections

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Having realized that the National Unity Platform president is expected tomorrow to campaign for his party flag bearer ahead of Kayunga LC5 bye-elections, RDC Ssempala Kigozi has vowed to block  Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine  from accessing the district.

Kyagulanyi is expected tomorrow the same day President Museveni is also expected in the district to drum up support for his party’s flag bearer Andrew Muwonge.

Kayunga RDC Ssempala Kigozi has said former presidential candidate, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine will not be allowed to campaign for the National Unity Platform (NUP)’s flag bearer in the LCV by-election, Ms Harriet Nakwedde.

The RDC’s remarks come after Mr Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament on Friday while in Kayunga District indicated that Mr Kyagulanyi would canvass for support for Ms Nakwedde in the Kayunga district LC 5 by-election.

Mr Kigozi told journalists at his office on Monday that Mr Kyagulanyi was supposed to be in Kayunga on December 10, 2021 but changed the dates after learning that Mr Museveni would visit the area on December 14.

“He (Bobi Wine) was slated to campaign for his candidate last week but when he heard that President Museveni was coming to campaign for the NRM candidate on Tuesday, he also changed to Tuesday,” Mr Ssempala said.
“I have organized with the SFC (Special Forces Command) and communicated to NUP leadership that he (Bobi Wine) can visit Kayunga today (Monday) but I’m yet to receive any response from their (NUP) leadership,” he added.

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However, Mr Dennis Namuwoza, the acting commissioner of police in charge of operations said Mr Kyagulanyi was free to campaign in the district as long as he follows the electoral commission guidelines.

“He (Bobi ) is free to come only that he has to abide by the electoral commission guidelines. No procession, no ferrying of goons from elsewhere. This is a by-election for Kayunga people,” Mr Namuwoza said at Kayunga central police station.

Mr Ben Ojambo, Kayunga NUP chairman, however insisted that they are expecting their leader tomorrow and blamed security for acting outside the law.

“We (NUP members) are law abiding but it is police breaking the law,” Mr Ojambo said.
The Uganda police spokesperson Fred Enanga also said that everyone is allowed to access Kayunga since it’s an open by-election process.

“No one has been blocked from accessing Kayunga since it is an open by-election process” Uganda police spokesperson Enanga also added after Kayunga RDC Ssempala Kigozi vowed to block who’s expected in the district to campaign for NUP candidate in the forthcoming by-election

However, NUP leaders have also insisted there is nothing wrong with their principal campaigning in Kayunga.

Security has heavily deployed on all roads leading to and fro Kayunga ahead of the December 16 by-election.

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Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.