By Ronald Kabanza
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Presidential candidate, Gen. Yoweri Museveni was yesterday massively welcomed in Rukungiri town as he sought support for another term of office.
Gen. Yoweri Museveni who doubles as the president of Uganda and the NRM chairperson entered into Rukungiri town at 3:00pm with a tight security to the district main stadium where he addressed the party delegates, flag bearers from the two districts of Rukungiri and Kanungu.
The president was welcomed by the state Minister for lands Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Rtd. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi, , Charles Andrewson Katabire , the Rukungiri district boss and NRM party supporters from Rukungiri and Kanungu district.
All roads entering Rukungiri town were full of people who were standing alongside roads showing NRM sign and dressed yellow though the president did not wave for them but remained in his car.
Only those that presented Covid-19 free certificates were allowed to enter the campaigning venue and thousands were denied access to the stadium.
However this action seriously hurt party supporters some saying they wouldn’t have come to see him.
Jolly Muhooza , an NRM supporter and LCII chairperson Kitimba parish in Western division Rukungiri municipality, said that she left her home early in the morning hoping to see the president but to her disappointment, she was denied a chance to see him. M
Muhooza threatened not to appear again at any campaigning rally for the president.
Brain Gumisiriza, an NRM supporter from Kanungu district said that he was patiently waited for the president but was disappointed by his security men who denied him a chance to the president saying that he paid shs.30, 000 for transport from his home.
Bernad Musinguzi, an NRM supporter from Bwambara sub- County in Rukungiri district said that by 7:00am he was already town waiting for the president. Musinguzi added that at least the president would have waved back to them since they were waving at him.
Museveni’s campaign visit to Rukungiri district was a unique one compared to those of his fellow presidential candidates since theirs whoever would come was allowed to access the campaigning venue.
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