KAMPALA — The National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine is expected to take his campaign message to Kole, Alebtong and Otuke.
On Thursday, two people were injured and hospitalized in Nwoya and Amuru Districts following running battles between police his supporters.
They include Zubeda Yasin, 26, a resident of Lorikwo West Cell in Elegu Town Council in Amuru and a man yet to be identified, a resident of Anaka Town Council in Nwoya.
URN reports that scuffles emanated after Mr. Kyagulanyi visit to Omoro, Nwoya and Amuru Districts where he was scheduled to canvass for votes.
Mr. Kyagulanyi entered Gulu City from Moyo District in West Nile at around 3:00 pm and visited NUP regional office in the East Division and proceeded to Amuru District where he was scheduled to address his supporters in Pabbo and Atiak Townships.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson that after they met Kyagulanyi’s advance team and agreed he would only address rallies in Atiak and Pabbo Townships, the candidate upon his arrival rejected the designated grounds, and defiantly proceeded to Elegu, at the Uganda South Sudan border.
He was intercepted, teargassed and his supporters dispersed. It was during this fracas that one, Zubeda sustained injuries on her left leg after she was hit with a teargas canister.
Kyagulanyi proceeded to Omoro District where he addressed roadside gatherings uninterrupted. He proceeded to Nwoya District to address a rally at Anaka Town Council.
He was further blocked by Field Force Unit-FFU police from entering Anaka Town Council on grounds of arriving at the rally ground at 6:30 pm, 30 minutes past the official time allotted by the Electoral Commission for campaign rallies to end.