Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Heavy downpour and heavy security deployment have forced Independent Presidential candidate Henry Tumukunde to opt to door-to-door campaigns in Rubanda and Kabale districts.
Tumukunde who is currently in the Kigezi region was first blocked from entering Kisoro district on grounds that he was scheduled to be there on Tuesday. After a scuffle with security personnel. Tumukunde turned back to Rubanda, where he was expected today, according to a roadmap issued by the Electoral Commission.
However, anti-riot police officers chased away people who were walking to meet him at Murore town council playground. During the same time, it started raining heavily forcing the spectators to abandon the plot, to instead seek shelter in the trading centres. Tumukunde then started walking door-to-door wooing support.
In Kabale town, Tumukunde’s rally flopped after supporters who had gathered at Kigezi High School playground in Northern division were ejected by a heavy downpour. Here, he opted to drive through Kabale town waving at his supporters up to Karubanda in Mwanjari, southern division along the Kabale-Katuna road.
He later made a return and proceeded to Habuyonza market, Nkumbura, Nyakigugwe and Kyobugombe making stopovers to carry out door-to-door campaigns. Tumukunde says that he opted to door-to-door campaigns because he could not fail to talk to his supporters due to rain and security’s distress.
He added that he has to use all means to woo support because the Electoral Commission gave candidates a few days within which to traverse the country.