National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has cancelled his campaigns in Kalangala.
Kyagulanyi was scheduled to hold his campaign meeting on Friday at Kaala playground
in Kalangala Town Council. The venue had been Okayed by the district security committee.
However Rajab Ssemakula, the NUP coordinator for Kalangala, says that he was informed by NUP officials in
Kampala that the campaign was cancelled because there were plans to arrest Kyagulanyi and his supporters.
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Earlier in the day, security personnel who include the police and army were
heavily deployed in the town.
Benon Byamukama, the Kalangala District Police Commander (DPC), says that they
had allowed Kyagulanyi to hold one campaign meeting but with a limited number of
"Due to security purposes, Kyagulanyi was not allowed to have
more than one campaign meeting in Kalangala. This was intended to comply with
SOPs since his meetings attract many people," Byamukama said.
December 30, Kyagulanyi’s campaign was blocked at Kigerekyanvubu forest in
Mugoye Sub County. More than 80 NUP
supporters who had accompanied Kyagulanyi on his campaign trail were also arrested.