Independent Presidential Candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has castigated
the police for foiling his campaigns in South-Western Uganda.
Tumukunde, who spent last week in Ankole Kigezi region started his
campaigns in Rukungiri district, and concluded in Rubirizi district, accused
the police of frustrating his campaigns.
Tumukunde says that his supporters were roughed up and teargassed by
the police in Mbarara, Mitooma and Kabwohe.
In Mbarara, Tumukunde abandoned his rally after failing to agree with the
security personnel on the venue. Tumukunde who had earlier booked Booma golf
grounds was forced to abandon his campaign after police insisted that he holds
the rally in Kakyeeka Stadium.
According to Tumukunde, the police is intentionally frustrating
his opportunity to communicate his manifesto to his supporters.
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He also said they were interrupted by the heavy rains, poor
terrain and bad roads which made them fail to meet their supporters in time and
also missing out on one district Kisoro.
During his campaigns Tumukunde, promised to have a nutritional
program of providing milk to school children. He also promised to put in place a special program
for Bunyaruguru, Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Buhweju, Bushenyi to improve on
the road network.
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Tumukunde now heads to the Rwenzori region where he is scheduled to begin his campaigns in Kasese
district on Monday.