Business in Kisoro town came to a standstill on Monday as NRM supporters took to the streets to celebrate President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s landslide victory in the district.
In last week’s presidential elections incumbent Yoweri Museveni obtained 88.5% of the vote while his closest rival Dr. Kiiza Besigye managed 10.30% in Kisoro district.
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Kisoro was the third best in voting for the incumbent, following Kiruhura district and Karamoja.
The celebrations took place at the Mayor’s gardens in Kisoro Municipality where the Kisoro district NRM vice chairman Ndikuyeze Ramadan amidst cheers from locals said that the ruling party had won against many odds.
Ndikuyeze also highlighted NRM’s achievements in different sectors like education, health, agriculture among others but expressed concern that the party cadres had failed to inform the electorate about these achievements.
Having previously promised to reward the best polling station in the presidential elections, the chairman gave out two boats to the villages of Mutanda and Karehe in Nyundo sub-county to ease transport across Lake Mutanda and Murehe.
These two villages are the only ones that voted Museveni 100% in the whole of Kisoro district.
The Kisoro district RDC Shafiq Sekandi assured the Kisoro locals that President Museveni would maintain a peaceful country alleviate poverty.
Sekandi asked the defeated candidates to keep calm and wait for their time and was quick to say that losing an election is not the end of the world.
He also urged Kisoro people to desist from alcoholism, a habit that has triggered poverty among some communities.
Police in Mbarara on Tuesday morning raided the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party offices in Mbarara town and made a number of arrests.
Among the arrested are; Yassini Matsiko, Vicent Musime and Rwabutera Tubezara who is the opposition party’s flag bearer for Nyakayojo division, in the district council. Polling on this position is slated for tomorrow Wednesday.
Mbarara District Police Commander Jaffar Magyezi confirmed the arrest of the group saying that it followed information that they were planning to carry out an attack in Mbarara town.
Magyezi said that two days ago they received intelligence that some members were organizing to take arms and start beating up people and vandalizing property in the municipality.
He added that another 30 people had been picked up earlier in a lodge near the party offices and police believed these were hatching the same plan.
Magyezi further revealed that 7 of the arrested are refugees from the Nakivale settlement camp and the rest are FDC supporters in Mbarara and Rukungiri districts.
The group’s plan which Magyezi termed as “terrorist,” “involved the use of fire arms” according to police intelligence.
He said the 30 arrested earlier on Tuesday had spent over two days in the lodge on Mar khan Singh Street near FDC offices and were even provided with marijuana in preparation for the attack.
However, the FDC district chairman Stanley Katembeya denied the allegations and blamed police for attacking their offices during the time when office attendants were preparing for the oncoming elections. Katembeya himself is a candidate in the Mbarara municipality Mayoral race.
“We were holding a meeting on how to guard our elections tomorrow, not to terrorize Mbarara as the DPC claims,” Katembeya said
“At this point we don’t know whether we belong in Uganda anymore. Our offices have been raided and keys confiscated, only hours to an election,” he lamented.
“Instead of seeking for help from police, we are hiding away from it because of such heinous acts” he said