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PHOTOS: Opposition Presidential Candidates Hold Closed Door Meeting a Day to Elections

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Opposition leaders have Tuesday morning held a closed door meeting to discuss matters yet to be identified with just a day to general elections.

The meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala was attended by National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, Forum for Democratic Change – FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Alliance for National Transformation – ANT Candidate Gen. Greg Mugisha Muntu.

Also in attendance was former FDC presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, NUP spokesperson and Nakawa West MP candidate Joel Ssenyonyi and two other members.

Details of the meeting remain scanty.

Bobi Wine arrives at Hotel Africana. PHOTO/KFM

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Bobi Wine Encourages Voters to Stay at Polling Stations After Voting Despite Police Warning

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Presidential Candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has advised voters and his supporters to stay at the polling station and guard their votes saying they will not be breaking the law.

“We encourage the voters to turn up in large numbers and exercise their rights. Do not pay attention to Mr Byabakama’s illegal pronouncements. You’ll not be breaking any law by staying at the polling station,” he said.

Bobi Wine was Tuesday speaking at a joint opposition press conference held at Hotel Africana in the capital Kampala.

The Press Conference was attended by among others FDC Presidential Candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Alliance for National Transformation candidate Greg Mugisha Muntu, former Presidential candidate Col. Kizza Besigye, NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi among others.

Bobi Wine’s advice comes against a directive by Deputy Inspector general of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech who warned voters to “strictly go home” after voting.

Lokech warned that the Police will not accept any chaos and disorder in the country and nobody will shake their resolve as they are a very resilient force with an agile team able to adjust and adapt to any threat.

He says no country is immune to riots and lawlessness and it is the task of the security forces to secure the state and this is what they are going to do.

Lokech says that they will not accept mass assemblies around the polling areas as Electoral Commission has guided and Ugandans should cooperate with them.

The electoral period has been marred with violence with security brutality handling Ugandans. At least five dozen Ugandans have been killed since campaigns started in November.

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Military Officers Raid Bobi Wine Home a Day to Elections

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Military officers have Tuesday morning raided the home of National Unity Platform – NUP Presidential candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi – Bobi Wine.

At the time of the raid, Bobi Wine was having an interview with Kenyan radio station Hot 96 which was forced to end prematurely.

Reasons for the raid remain unknown as the Uganda People’s Defence Forces haven’t made a comment on the matter.

According to Bobi Wine, the military and his private security were involved in a fracas as they tried to break into his compound.

“So I am sorry even right now as we speak, we are being raided by the military. I have to end the interview because I can see soldiers beating up my security guards. I have to go down and give it attention,” he on live interview.

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FDC Denies Backing Tumukunde – TowerPostNews

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Opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC has blasted as fake, a letter allegedly written party Secretary General Nandala Mafabi which claims that their Presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi has dropped out the Presidential race.

The letter which is dated January 11th 2020 and already making rounds on Social Media purports that FDC made a unanimous decision to back Independent Candidate Gen. Henry Tumukunde as Amuriat steps down.

“Following the impromptu NEC meeting held over the weekend, a unanimous decision has been taken to back Gen Henry Kakurugu Tumukunde, the Renewed Uganda candidate as opposition candidate for 2021 general elections,” the letter says.

But posting on their Twitter account, the FDC who refused to quote the letter said it was fake calling on people not to spread it further.

“A fake letter dated 11 Jan 2021 and allegedly written by Nandala Mafabi, which we will not quote here, is circulating on social media. Please don’t circulate it further. Also, treat it with the contempt it deserves,” the party posted.

Meanwhile, Candidate Amuriat is still under police custody having been arrested and charged with doing a negligent act likely to cause an infection of a disease and deliberately blocking traffic at the busy Natete-Ndeeba road, while deliberately obstructing other road users and motorists.

He is being held at Katwe Police station.

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