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Basalirwa will increase country’s insecurity if he becomes MP, says Otafiire
|The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire addreses a campaign rally at Bukooli Technical playground in Bugiri Municipality.|
DAILY MONITOR – The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has cautioned voters against electing Asuman Basalirwa as Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament (MP), saying “it will increase violence in the country.”
While addressing a campaign rally at Bukooli Technical playground on Monday, Gen Otafiire said if Basalirwa, the Jeema candidate is voted into Parliament, he will join other Opposition figures like Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine and others to sabotage government programmes.
“Some government programmes have not been implemented in constituencies across the country due to Opposition MPs fighting the (NRM) government,” he said.
Gen Otafiire then urged people to remain calm and avoid violence during campaigns and after elections to ensure peace prevails in the country.
NRM supporters stabbed
The NRM spokesperson Mr Rogers Mulindwa says two of their party supporters were last evening attacked and stabbed by unknown people on their way from Gen Otafiire’s rally.
Meanwhile, Mr Basalirwa has accused police of failing to arrest their officer who allegedly shot his bodyguard at a rally.
Basalirwa says his guard took a bullet meant for him, accuses police of not arresting suspect
However, Mr Basalirwa says the bullet Walyendo took was meant for him.
“It wasn’t a stray bullet because a stray bullet can’t hit in the chest. Up to now police has failed to single out the shooter yet the [Bugiri] DPC was on ground and was in command. The tyres of the trailer I was travelling were shot and flattened,” Mr Basalirwa who doubles as the Jeema president told journalists in Kampala.
But Mr Mubi last week blamed Basalirwa’s supporters for throwing stones at police officers who were assigned to ensure no rally is held at Busoga University playgrounds.
This Friday, voters take to the polls to elect a Mayor and MP for the newly created Bugiri municipality.
The would-be fourth candidate, Hajji Siraj Lyavala, formerly the district chairman, recently stepped down from the race in favour of Basalirwa.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 24, 2018 at 11:32AM