NRM Chopper Lands at Mbabazi's Rally Ground, EC Takes No Action

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Christopher Tusiime

Independent presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi decried the lawless acts of incumbent NRM after its chopper landed at his rally site, yesterday.

Addressing his supporters in Fort Portal town, Mbabazi advised NRM and its Supporters to stop intimidating his supporters, and also to start respecting the rules put in place by the Electoral commission, citing several incidents like in Masaka where they burnt his car, Bunyoro, and in Fort Portal, where the NRM chopper landed.

Yesterday at around 1:30pm, a chopper painted yellow and with posters of NRM's flag bearer, Y.K Museveni, landed at Booma grounds, a place that had been organised for Mbabazi's rally. Inside were four occupants including the former internal security organisation (ISO) chief, Gen. Henry Tumukunde, who went ahead to address the gathering.

"I decry acts of NRM for they have continued to sabotage my rallies... I thank you all my supporters for you have turned up for the rally amidst intimidation and harassment," Mbabazi said.

Unknown people also unplugged a wire from a generator that was powering his address system, and also poured there water inside it thereby bringing the campaign process to a standstill.

Early this month, the Electoral Commission asked all presidential aspirants to draw their plans of how they will move around the country looking for votes. The plans were handed in and all collusions were eliminated there by allowing candidates to start off campaigns.