Addressing voters in Mityana and Kassanda districts, Katumba challenged government officials to quit their offices in exchange for the monthly payment of Shillings 25,000, which they are paying the elderly if they are contented with the amount.
Robert Kato and Daniel Mutebi were picked up on Saturday and locked up at Mukono central police station where they are said to have been tortured leading to their admission at CPR Medical Center in critical condition.
Innocent Naturinda, was arrested by police on Tuesday afternoon and detained at kabale central police station over defacing of Candidate Museveni's posters, but Derrick Kateebire Mugyesera, Kabale district NUP chairman says it is security officers who have been defacing Candidate Kyagulanyi's posters.
While campaigning in Kamwenge district on Tuesday, Kyagulanyi said the controversy was persisting because of poor leadership under the National Resistance Movement -NRM government. He said the disadvantage is both districts are not receiving the royalties that would be used for development purposes.
"The Commission should direct the security agencies to immediately stop illegal arrests, detentions and should immediately release all those illegally detained during this process," reads the petition in part.
Susan Atim, another resident of the same area says that most leaders who are currently campaigning are talking about improved livelihoods and yet none of them is concerned about the market challenge they are facing, a factor which has continued to derail them from improving their finances and food security. According to Atim, since the leaders have access and connections, they should consider linking them with serious and better buyers at a fair price compared to the local middlemen who want to hugely profit at the expense of the farmers.
According to the breakdown president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni garnered 264 votes, followed by Dr. Kizza Besigye, Abeid Bwanika, Joseph Mabirizi and Maureen Faith Kyalya Waluube who got two votes each, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi one vote while Prof. Venansius Baryamureeb and the late General. Benon Buta Biraaro got zero votes.
In Bukedea, the Tokor Village Chairperson in Kabarwa Sub County, James Peter Elungat has spent 21 days in cells without trial. He was arrested on allegations of threatening violence on November 30th, 2020.
Onencan surrendered the NUP stamp and register containing names of 1,018 NUP party members in the district. He defected alongside Richard Onencan, the Kitgum NUP party Chief Mobilizer, Lawrence Kidega, the NUP Coordinator for Central Ward Division in Kitgum and Denis Mwaka, who is contesting for the Chua West Division LC IV Councilor’s seat under the NUP ticket.
Okello told URN during an interview on Monday evening in Gulu City that three unidentified men attacked him on Sunday night in his way back home. According to Okello, he was returning from Koch Goma Trading Centre where he also serves as the Local Council Two Chairperson.
At Butiiti, Amuriat met a handful of voters where he promised to create jobs and end unemployment once elected. He also pledged to end land grabbing in the country by ensuring all rightful owners of land get titles.