By Vanguard Reporter
KAMPALA – National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate President Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa has issued hotlines for his party members to call if threatened or attacked by the opposition.
“Fellow countrymen and women; the NRM introduced competitive politics in order for all Ugandans to be able to choose the leaders of their choice every after five years. NRM is however receiving information to the point that our supporters are being molested and threatened by unlawful activities on voting day which is intended to keep them away from voting,” said President Museveni in statement issued January 12, 2021.
He added, “I therefore call upon all our Presidential Vote Protectors to be vigilant on voting day and to report all the cases of wrong doing to the NRM toll free line (0800-320-320) or to call my Personal Assistant on Political Affairs Mrs. Babirye Milly Babalanda on (0772-316-632) or the NRM Chairman’s Office Administrator Mr. Kirunda Faruk on (0752-980-486/0776-980-486).”
Both of the above staff of the Chairman’s Office and the toll-free line available on a 24-hour basis to respond to calls of vote protectors.
President Museveni thanked his party members for the great support and friendship they have shown him in all the places he had been to during his campaign period.
“This friendship shows that you appreciate what NRM has done for you. Indeed, I wish to congratulate all the NRM members for successfully coming towards closure of the campaigns without clashes or squabbles that would hurt others, apart from the few cases of NRM members who were assaulted in different parts of the country by the enemies of peace and development,” he further explained.
“Lastly, I wish all of you successful voting. Be at your polling stations by 6.30 a.m. and after voting please wait for the official announcements of the Independent Electoral Commission. Our Polling Agents should be extra vigilant at the polling stations. They should be there by 6.00 am to witness the delivery of the election materials at the polling stations,” said President.
Meanwhile there is heavy deployment of soldiers in town and surrounding districts with mambas (armed vehicles) patrolling the streets.