The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was at it again, clashing with the police and the army as he combed for votes in the Luweero districts, considered as the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) political Mecca.
Kyagulanyi’s program started in Nakasongola almost 24 hours after he clashed with the District Police Commander (DPC) Patience Namara at Migyera as she attempted to chase the presidential hopeful and his team from the roadsides where they had spent the night.
Kyagulanyi and team were forced to spend night in the cold after the police, backed by the military denied access to a hotel he had booked for accommodation.
On Saturday, Kyagulanyi took on Namara again, accusing her of overseeing acts of intimidation of his supporters.
The police had pushed his rally to Lwamutoogo cattle market thrown about 3kms from Nakasongola Town Council where the police had allowed less than 30 people.
Kyagulanyi forced his way through a Police blockade and drove to the NUP offices in the centre of Nakasongola town from where he mobilised the residents to came and listen to him.
Within no time, he was back at the designated venue with a large following which the police and military personnel tried to block citing the Covid-19 regulations.
Kyagulanyi protested the action and jumped out of the car to walk back to town forcing the Savannah Regional Police Commander (RPC) Susan Nalwoga engage Kyagulanyi before ordering her troops not to antagonise the presidential candidate.
Kyagulanyi asked residents to remain strong despite of intimidation they are facing from security personnel.
He promised to ensure residents reclaim land that has been lost to land grabbers leaving many evicted and other squatters.
Kyagulanyi also addressed campaign meetings in Nakaseke and Luweero districts where he also had confrontations with the armed forces.
The music star cum politicians told his cheering crowds that the struggle he is leading “to liberate Ugandans from bad governance is real.”
Kyagulanyi said that although some leaders in the current regime are creating an impression that he cannot be President, it is evident that he is a threat to the regime, citing the numerous security personnel who trail him during the campaigns.
He rallied his youthful supporters to desist from acts of violence however they are provoked by security personnel.