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Tight Security in Gulu Ahead of Museveni’s Visit

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The President’s Press Secretary, Don Innocent Wanyama told URN in an interview that after the president’s meeting with the party leaders, he will have a talk show at the lodge in the 4th Division Army Barracks that shall be relayed on all the radio stations in Gulu.
Police officers deployed along Sir Samuel Baker Road -Photo by Jesse Johnson James

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There is heightened security in Gulu City ahead of the visit by the National Resistance Movement –NRM party presidential candidate and incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his campaigns. Museveni is expected to meet NRM party leaders, candidates and delegates from Gulu, Omoro, Amuru and Nwoya districts at Watoto Grounds in Gulu West City Division. 

This morning, officers from the Field Force Unit –FFU, regular police and traffic police deployed strategically in the busy streets of Gulu town. Officers from the Special Forces Command, have also deployed on major business premises such as Bank of Uganda, Centenary, Stanbic, KCB and DFCU among others.  Both military and police patrol cars are seen driving around the town.



The President’s Press Secretary, Don Innocent Wanyama told URN in an interview that after the president’s meeting with the party leaders, he will have a talk show at the lodge in the 4th Division Army Barracks that shall be relayed on all the radio stations in Gulu.

According to Wanyama, Museveni will thereafter travel to Kitgum district where he will have a similar meeting with NRM party officials from Kitgum, Pader, Lamwo and Agago districts. As the delegates warm up to meeting the president, they have one major barricade, which is the COVID -19 test result to access, the campaign venue.

Those whose names shall not appear on the list shall have tested positive, according to one of the NRM party leaders in Gulu. Betty Acan Tino, one of the NRM delegates from Gulu, says they will report to the president party leaders who have been failing the implementation of government programs and party manifesto in the region once they meet him. She also revealed that they are going to remind him of his pending pledges.

Acan also says they will table the issues surrounding the Emyooga and Acholi War Debt Claimants before the president. Christine Atimango, an independent candidate for the Gulu City Woman parliamentary seat, says the delegates shouldn’t expect much from the president today.  

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Museveni, who is the third longest-serving president in Africa, is battling eleven other candidates to retain his seat for the next five more years.  

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