Presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, will today address a rally in Fort Portal town in Kabarole district.
JPAM communications director, Josephine Mayanja Nkangi, says their team is already on the ground preparing for the rally.
Meanwhile, Amama’s posters in Fort Portal town were last night plucked off walls and trees and torn to pieces.
Nkangi told us they suspected the Kabarole Resident District Commissioner, Steven Asiimwe, to have been behind the move.
In what Nkangi calls “politics of intolerance”, all Amama posters in the town were replaced by posters of President Yoweri Museveni.
Our reporter in Fort Portal says last night at around midnight, crime preventers were seen moving across town.
“They were beating up some people.”
According to multiple witnesses, it was the crime preventers who replaced Amama posters with those of Museveni.
At the start of his campaigns in Masaka town last week, Amama’s posters were also plucked off trees and replaced with those of president Museveni.
Still in Masaka, NRM pro-Museveni supporters staged a demonstration against Mbabazi’s presence.
A similar demonstration was staged against him in Mukono town after.
Nkangi says they have left the matter to their lawyers to handle.
“I mean, even if they remove posters, our rally must continue. We will just move forward with our programme,” she said on phone.
Amama’s western tour was only authorised yesterday by the electoral commission on the same day its spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa, said they had not allowed his change of campaign programme.
“The Electoral Commission has given us a go ahead for the amendments to the program we presented. Hope to see those of you who come from Fort Portal, Kabarole tomorrow,” Amama later communicated in the evening.
Yesterday, Mbabazi was in Hoima town where he addressed a rally at Booma grounds.
“On our agenda for 2016-2021 shall be revisiting land compensation for those who were not compensated for loss of land during the oil exploration exercise. This will be resolved,” he said.
“Additionally we intend to empower local governments to manage their own budgets for infrastructure development especially municipal roads.”