BUNDIBUGYO — National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi is expected to take his campaign messages to Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese today — days after his arrest mid-last week in Luuka district – and subsequent release on bail by a court in Iganga district.
Kyagulanyi got back on the road with an appearance in Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo and Fort Portal districts in Toro sub-region, but accused the Police of blocking him from accessing his planned rally venues.
The popular candidate, Kyagulanyi, who is best known as Bobi Wine, is vying for the presidency alongside 10 other candidates.
Bobi Wine, fresh from detention for supposedly flouting Covid-19 SOPs over rallies, braved teargas, heavy deployment and arrest of his supporters to campaign in Tooro Sub-region.
Despite heavy police and army deployment, thousands of his supporters stood by the roadsides to wave and cheer their presidential candidate. Police regularly fired teargas to disperse them.
Kyagulanyi said that whereas he had planned to address his supporters at Humura in Kyegegwa town, the security reportedly diverted him to Kibuye trading centre.
“You are aware that we were supposed to be at Humura rounds in Kyegegwa town, but the Police and the army have blocked us from accessing the venue,” he told a rally at Kibuye.
He promised to improve on the infrastructure of schools and health centres once elected as a president.
“I ask all of you not to leave the polling stations on the elections day so that you witness the process and be able to guard your vote,” Kyagulanyi said.
From Kyegegwa, he moved to address other rallies in Kyenjojo district. But police and army blocked him from accessing the town.
“In Kyenjojo, they have blocked us from accessing the town and taken us to a place, deep in the village. Meanwhile, we are being followed everywhere by teargas trucks, police pick-ups with soldiers, mini-buses which they use to arrest us, etc,” he said.
He then moved to Fort Portal City where he held a massive gathering of his supporters.