LIRA —National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also Known as Bobi Wine is expected to campaign in Oyam, Apac and Lira on Thursday.
Mr. Kyagulanyi on Wednesday campaigned in Pader and Gulu, but Kitgum Resident District Commissioner (RDC) William Komakech blocked Bobi Wine’s efforts from addressing any rally in the district on the grounds that they had not been cleared.
Kyagulanyi later proceeded to Pader where he held a successful rally and headed to Gulu where he had his final rally.
“Despite the teargas and harassment on the orders of Gulu DPC, one Mafundo, Bobi Wine said: “our people weathered it all and stood their ground to receive us in a massive way”.
“It is incredibly humbling seeing Ugandans from all walks of life embrace our message in such a phenomenal way”.
He urged the people of Northern Uganda especially the youth to turnout in massive numbers on January 14 to not only vote for him but also guard the election.
Bobi Wine said the 2021 presidential election is not just an election but a revolutionary election because of his candidature that has thrown incumbent President Museveni into panicking including ordering reducing the campaigning period to just two months which has never been there before.
He said Northern Uganda has a lot of potential and that he will immediately embark on redeveloping it after taking the office.
“We all know that the fathers and mothers of Uganda’s independence came from Northern Uganda but today, we don’t have a voice and that is why there is widespread poverty in Northern Uganda. Poverty is being used as a weapon to silence us,” he said, nothing that a poor person is very easy to control and this is how Museveni has been able to rule over us for 34 years.
“On top of poverty, they have divided us along with religious and tribal lines, but for just this time, I implore us to unite and change the status quo,” Kyagulanyi added.