Bobi Wine meets EC amid heavy security deployment

Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi (in white) arrives at the Electoral Commission alongside his team to meet Justice Simon Byabakama over breach of Covid-19 SOPs. PHOTO | DAVID LUBOWA

(Daily Monitor) – The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Tuesday arrived at the Electoral Commission after he was summoned over “persistent breach of Covid-19 SOPs”.

However, there was an unusual security deployment as several police officers were seen standing guard and patrolling all roads and streets around the EC offices on Jinja road.

Street vendors who usually swam cars on Jinja road or sell merchandise on the roadside were also banned.

The Kyadondo East MP who has proved to be President Museveni’s biggest challenger in the presidential race, said Monday that he would tell EC officials to as well summon Mr Museveni to appear before them in person and explain how all his meetings have been taking place under the guard and watch of the police and the military.

“He [Mr Museveni] recently issued directives to police to ensure that no processions takes place on public roads. The same man shamelessly watches as NRM hired crowds take to the streets to welcome him in towns,” Mr Kyagulanyi said.

“I want to challenge the religious leaders before whom he displayed his hypocrisy to gain the courage to say NO. They must not keep silent at this critical time.  This and more is what I’ll tell Mr Byabakama tomorrow (December 15, 2020), before heading out for our Western Region tour in the afternoon. We begin with Kiruhura and Ibanda!” he added.

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