Presidential Hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) this afternoon arrived in Mbarara City where he is expected to launch his campaign manifesto.
The Kyadondo East MP and National Unity Platform flagbearer was welcomed in Mbarara by scores of supporters who awaited him along the road. He is flanked by is wife Barbie Itungo.
He was expected to launch the campaign on Tuesday shortly after his nomination by the Electoral Commission but, but police foiled the event over flouting Covid19 guidelines.
The launch was pushed to Friday and later to today.
In Mbarara yesterday, Police warned Kyagulanyi to ensure that he does not hold processions or attracted too many people.
Uganda Police Counter Terrorism Director AIGP Abas Byakagaba, who is also the Police Zonal Commander for the Ankole, Kigezi region cautioned the NUP group to ensure that they stay within the provided limitations while launching their party manifesto.
“The National Unity Platform (NUP) has plans to launch their Manifesto in Mbarara City on Saturday 7 November 2020. We take this opportunity to caution them to abide by the MOH and EC guidelines. All processions, rallies and unregulated assemblies are prohibited,” he said.
“We have response teams against any forms of threats and vulnerabilities like violent demonstrations, hooliganism, sabotage, provocative behaviour and cybercrimes among others.”
The NUP party on Wednesday this week said the campaign launch event would be attended by only 70 people.
However, on arrival in Mbarara this afternoon, Bobi Wine was met by hundreds of supporters who poured into the road, blocking traffic.
Police was yet to intervene with force by publication of this story.