Presidential candidate, Venansius Baryamureeba, has been forced to suspend his campaign rallies after his convoy got stuck in Budongo forest reserve along Buliisa-Masindi road.
The Budongo Forest is located northwest of the capital Kampala on the way to Murchison Falls National Park, and is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert.
Barya shared a video which showed vehicles in his convoy on Wednesday stuck in muddy roads deep in the forest.
The roads also became slippery after rains making it impossible for the vehicles to wade through the muddy water stagnating in the middle of the narrow paths.
“The irony of Uganda’s poor infrastructure!,” Barya said, adding, “this is a scene [referring to the video] from my campaign trail as my team and I struggled to make it to Buliisa.”
Barya confirmed that his convoy unfortunately totally failed to make its way to Buliisa town.
“My government is committed to developing road and other infrastructure for the benefit of all Ugandans,” he promised.
Barya was scheduled to address three rallies in Buliisa town today.
He blamed the incident on officials who misuse government funds meant to build roads.
Barya joins FDC presidential candidate who has several times been affected by the poor road network.
Besigye’s convoy was stuck in Ntungamo, Kisoro, Kanungu and recently in Buvuma islands on Lake Victoria due to impassable roads.
While Besigye struggled on, Barya on the other hand, has decided to suspend his campaign trail.
Earlier, Barya campaigned in Kiryandongo and Masindi, Kibaale and Kyegegwa districts.
He becomes the third 2016 presidential candidate after Maureen Kyala and Amama Mbabazi to suspend campaigns.
Mbabazi suspended campaigns to go to UK and check on his ailing wife, Jacqueline.
Kyalya run broke and rushed to UK, US to solicit for funds.