KYENJOOJO – National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, on Monday, 23 November 2020 braved teargas, heavy deployment and arrest of his supporters to campaign in Tooro Sub-region.
Bobi Wine, fresh from detention for supposedly flouting Covid-19 SOPs over rallies, resumed his campaigns in Kyegegwa District. 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, who was supposed to have a rally at Humura Primary School Playground in Kyegegwa town council, was blocked from Kibuye trading centre and forced to divert to the remote Kibuye Primary School playground.
At first, his supporters were blocked from rushing to the playground but after negotiations with police officers, they were allowed to follow their candidate.
While at Kibuye, Kyagulanyi asked Kyegegwa residents not to give up despite harassment from security agencies, saying the mission is to defeat President Kaguta Museveni at all costs.
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 that had close to 1,000 people.