BY AWORI ESTHER LUCY
KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| Police is yet to clear the National Unity Platform (NUP) planned nationwide tour next week according to the Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola.
The Director of Operations in the Uganda Police, AIGP Edward Ochom was non-comittal when contacted.
As nominations for the next year’s presidential candidates gears up (November), as required, any contestant must submit signatures drawn from at least two-thirds of voters spread across the country.
Joel Senyonyi, the NUP Spokesman said his party, the National Unity Platform will be holding a nationwide tour next week as part of the preparation for the forthcoming 2021 general election.
He said as part of the planned tour, NUP will also officially launch its offices in Acholi, Lango, and West Nile regions on top of meeting the NUP flag bearers and mobilisation teams.
NUP President and Kyadondo Legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine told the press at their Kamwokya offices on Tuesday that he is set for the mantle.
Kyagulanyi said: “Next week, we are going to hold a nation-wide tour where we shall launch our different offices, but this will not be politics I urge all our flag bearers to be steadfast.”
“We are going into a life-changing campaign period. There is going to be illegal resistance but because of our people, I want to urge all our candidates to develop a tough skin. At the end of it all, the people of Uganda will decide,” Kyagulanyi said.
Asked to comment if he had been cleared by police, Kyagulanyi said: “As required, we already notified them, but like they always do, they are yet to respond, but we are set, whether what or what.”