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Heavy Deployment in Kamwokya to Foil Anticipated Pro-Kyagulanyi Procession

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Kyagulanyi is lined up for nomination today together with his Forum for Democratic change- FDC counterpart, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Democratic party President, Norbert Mao, and independent candidate, Fred Mwesigye.
03 Nov 2020 10:45
Field Force Unit police truck packed in Kamwokya
There is heavy police presence in Kamwokya city suburbs to foil the anticipated procession by National Unity Platform-NUP supporters shortly after the nomination of their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Traffic police and Field Force Units-FFU officers have sealed off old Kira Road at the Kyebando road junction and Kamwokya market.  Heavily armed police, LDUs and military police officers are also patrolling the areas.  

Kyagulanyi is lined up for nomination today together with his Forum for Democratic change- FDC counterpart, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Democratic party President, Norbert Mao, and independent candidate, Fred Mwesigye.

Hundreds of NUP supporters started thronging the party headquarters to accompany their presidential candidate to Kyambogo sports grounds for nomination and back.   The party supporters have staged at the building belonging to Chairman Fred Nyanzi holding Kyagulanyi’s posters and chanting his praise songs. They have vowed to resist police attempts to stop them from celebrating the nomination of their preferred candidate.  

A fleet of Boda bodas decorated with Kyagulanyi’s posters and banners has assembled at the New Kira road. Lawrence Kyeyune, a Kyagulanyi died hard says they are ready to meet Kyagulanyi on the Northern bypass Kisasi roundabout and escort him to kyambogo grounds and back. 

He says they will not respect partisan police directives that allowed NRM supporters to hold processions and now wants to curtail their rights. “We have organised our means we know police but the power belongs to people,” said Kyeyune.

Gilbert Solomon, another NUP supporter says when he received information that Kyagulanyi wouldn’t pass Kalelwe, he and others mobilized to move to Kamwokya and join his procession.

“Police can do everything that's why they decided to design those route chats for our president,  but we will do everything to escort him either by going or coming back,”  Gilbert told URN.

On Monday, the NUP Spokesman Joel Senyonyi said after the nominations, Kyagulanyi will head to the party headquarters in Kamwokya to launch his campaign manifesto.

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