Kitgum Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya told URN that he wasn’t aware of the allegations. He, however, notes that Municipal officials often issue letters to property owners reminding them to acquire occupancy permits before using them.
On Saturday afternoon, Kasibante told journalists at a media briefing at Georgina hotel in Lubya, Masanafu in Lubaga that he will run as an Independent candidate despite the fact that he remains a committed member of the people power movement.
Nakaseke South Member of Parliament Ssemakula Luttamaguzi said the killings of People Power supporters is aimed at forcing them to abandon the demand for change in leadership. Luttamaguzi says that there is increasing intolerance against opposition supporters whom he cautioned to brace themselves for the worst in the run up to the 2021 elections.
“There was also talk that there would be another attempt at having a joint candidate for 2021 and Bobi Wine didn’t want to be left behind because using 2016 as a case study, political parties can decide not to include you. You remember at that time Erias Lukwago was one of the most powerful politicians in the country but he was left behind because he didn’t have a political party,"Kifampa said referring to the 2016 polls.
This year’s celebrations are to be held in Ibanda district, western Uganda under the theme; Celebrating NRM/A’s patriotic struggle that ushered in national unity and social-economic transformation.’ The celebration reminisces the climax of an armed conflict that began on February 6, 1981, at Kabamba Barracks, spearheaded by NRA fighters under the leadership of Gen Yoweri Museveni.
In an interview with URN, Tamale says he was the first journalist to arrive in Kyadondo East to cover the planned meeting. He says as he approached Kasangati police station about half a kilometer to the planned venue of the meeting at about 7:30am, he found car spikes placed in the middle of the road to help the police scrutinize those heading to Gayaza.
Speaking to journalists at his offices in Kamwokya hours after a meeting with the Police leadership and the Electoral Commission, Kyagulanyi said that there was agreement among the three parties that, it is within his right as a presidential aspirant to reach out to Ugandans without any restrictions from the police and other security organs.