With just two weeks to the general election scheduled for 14th January next year, the Ugandan presidential campaigns have already knocked the climax amidst the upsurge of the covid-19 infection in the country.
The race for presidency in Uganda has attracted more than twelve candidates both men and women. Each candidate is assuring their supporters of a victory urging them to turn out in large numbers on voting day to vote.
Different candidates have been inventing different vote hunting strategies which include even involving their supporters in the diaspora.The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine took to his social media platforms on Saturday 26th to unveil the strategy that has been deployed by his supporters in the diaspora in his favor.
He revealed some of the diaspora events that have been running during this festive season in ensuring he wins the presidency.
He urged them to mobilize more through their respective chapters especially during this time when the need is critical.
“I call upon all members of the diaspora to mobilize more through their respective chapters especially at this time when need is critical,” Bobi Wine stated in a post he shared on his facebook page.
“Thank you Ugandans in the diaspora more especially the NUP diaspora chapters for being the oil that the campaign train the campaign has been burning,” he added.
Bobi Wine being the closest challenger of the incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has never been at peace especially during his campaigns where the police and the military have rampantly been used to disperse his supporters from accessing his campaign venues.
Despite raising complaints even with the Electoral Commission (EC), no action has ever been taken. Several international communities have also pleaded with the goverment to stop intimidating the opposition presidential candidate, but the government has never bowed to their calls.
He urged the international communities and even the United States to hold president Yoweri Museveni accountable for human rights.
Another candidate experiencing difficulties during his campaigns is Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Amuriat has supporters have also been teargassed in several occasions by the police in an attempt to block him from campaigning in his scheduled campaign venues.
There are several doubts on whether the country is ready for a free, fair and peaceful election or not. This is due to violence being witnessed during the campaigns of the opposition presidential candidates.
However, president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has maintained that the country is ready to conduct a peaceful election adding that no one will be granted the opportunity to disrupt the election process in the country.