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5,000 motorcyclists recruited to hunt for Museveni votes

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Motorcyclists recruited to hunt for votes for president Yoweri Museveni being flagged off over the weekends. Photo by Joseph Kiggundu 

By JOSEPH KIGGUNDU

Posted  Monday, February 8   2016 at  15:34

A group of more than 5,000 motorcyclists has been recruited to traverse the country to canvass for votes for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Yoweri Museveni ahead of the February 18 presidential elections.
While flagging off the group in Kampala at the weekend, AYA Group Chairman Mohammed Hamid who coordinated the recruitment said they will help convince voters to elect Mr Museveni by explaining to voters the good things he has done for the country in the last 30 years of his leadership.

"When I noticed that time was running out for the campaigns, I decided to launch this group to help reach out areas where President Musevini has not reached and even those places where the President will be carrying out his campaigns . But this group will help lobby more Ugandans to vote for Mr Museveni, " he said.
Kampala Metropolitan Police South deptuty Regional Police Commander Geoffrey Kahebwa said police will provide security to the group.
"As police we don't want to hear people fighting themselves and having accidents on the road.

This group is very big and we have given them guidelines on how they should use the road to avoid accidents. We will also provide them with security to avert a likely occurrence of what happened in Ntungamo [where NRM supporters clashed with supporters of independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi],” Mr Kahebwa said.
At the time the group was flagged off, President Museveni was at Kampala Serena Hotel Launching the second edition of his book ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed.’ He later continued to Mpigi District where he held several rallies.

jkiggundu@ug.nationmedia.com

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