Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate has appealed to the public to forgive most of the police officers that treat them inhumanely, saying they are only working on the orders of their superiors.
Although all the 11 Presidential candidates use the services of the different language interpreters wherever they go, the sign language interpretation for the deaf and dumb are lacking keeping them excluded from the campaign messages and manifestos.
Addressing Journalists at NUP offices in Kamwokya today, Joel Ssenyonyi the party spokesman said they have noted that the operatives in plain clothes and police have continued to pick up people in nights once identified as NUP supporters which is unlawful.
Led by the NUP party Coordinator in Tooro, Innocent Natukunda, the leaders said that the subsequent arrests and shooting of those who were protesting Kyagulanyi’s arrest in several parts of the country were illegal acts.
Zainab was arrested on Thursday evening with scores of NUP supporters in Moroto town as they held a peaceful demonstration demanding the release of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.
The stretch from Nakawa to Namanve is heavily guarded by the Military Police, Uganda Police and Local Defense Unit personnel, mainly around Spear Motors, Kyambogo Road, Kireka Trading Centre and Bweyogerere.
Using Botometer, a social media observatory tool created at Indiana University which can detect suspected bot accounts, URN reporters found out that five of the top ten accounts tweeting about NRM manifesto messages and events are suspected bot accounts. Botometer places the likelihood of the accounts in question to be bots above 72 percent.
Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu says to encourage and promote so-social economic development in Lango, compensation of the livestock that was regarded as the major wealth for the sub-region must be prioritized something he said his government will implement to the fullest as soon as they are voted to power.
Richard Seruggo, one of the passers-by who felt the wrath of teargas, says he was minding his business when he saw a police van throwing teargas. He says there was no chaos in the area and many people were going about their normal businesses.
Unlike the opposition candidates who are campaigning jointly, each NRM candidate is campaigning separately after a series of bickering and wrangles, some of which can be traced to the party primaries held earlier.
Nsongambi was arrested during a police operation conducted in Bugembe ward to close down all shops dealing in red berets and other military-related materials which are a preserve of the security forces.