Kiruhura shuns Bobi, Ibanda cheers him

This photo taken on December 21, 2020 shows supporters in Ibanda District donating money to National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi as he campaigned ahead of next month's elections. PHOTO/DAVID LUBOWA

What you need to know:

  • Despite police blocking supporters from the venue, many scrambled to give money to Mr Kyagulanyi as he criticised President Museveni for accusing him of being funded by foreigners. 

National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, yesterday received hostile reception from President Museveni’s backyard districts of Kiruhura and Kazo.
The NRM supporters confronted him with posters of the NRM presidential candidate in every town he passed.
At around 9:40am, Bobi Wine left Mbarara City, where he had spent the night, for designated venues at Rushere Sub-county in Kiruhura, Kazo main ground and later to Kitagwenda and Ibanda districts. 
 
Following the hostile reception he received in Kiruhura, Bobi Wine did not hold any campaigns in the towns but chose to wave to supporters who stood by the roadside. 
At the Kiruhura-Ibanda road junction, also a big signpost stood showing directions to Rwakitura, President Museveni’s home. At the foot of the sign post, a salon car parked and distributed posters and T-shirts, telling people to sing pro-Museveni songs. 

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.