People of Tooro Have Kept Museveni in Power for all of these past five elections

By: Denis Kayongo. The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) presidential candidate, Gen Mugisha Muntu, addresses a rally at Karago trading centre in Fort Portal City.

People of Tooro  Have Kept Museveni in Power for  all of these past five elections

The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party presidential candidate, Gen Mugisha Muntu, has said President Museveni should have lost power long ago but it is Tooro that has kept him in power since  1996.

“It is you, people, here in Tooro that have kept Museveni in power all these past five elections where you have supported him and gained nothing. But I know Batooro, when they decide to change, they go wholesale, their humility should not be taken for granted,” Gen Muntu said while addressing supporters at Karago Trading Centre on Thursday.

In 2016, Museveni polled 122,134 votes (76.11%) of 168,671 total votes cast in Kabarole as compared to Mbarara where he polled 113,697 votes (70.79%) of 164, 365 votes cast and in Kiruhura he polled 121,286 votes (91. 35%) of 134, 721 total votes. Both Kiruhura and Mbarara are home districts of Mr Museveni.

Gen Muntu made the remarks while responding to Ms Annet Kandole, the ANT spokesperson for Rwenzori sub-region, who complained that since Monday when security personnel unleashed teargas on supporters of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in Fort Portal, most people have refrained from attending political rallies for fear of their lives. 

“In fact, people at home were asking whether I will return home safe but I had to attend our ANT rallies I had organised in this region,” Ms Kandole said.

“So I urge you now the people of Tooro come January 14, 2021, to vote out Museveni and replace him with me. Let him rest,  when Tooro says now that we have dropped Museveni, you will see a great change in this country forever,” Mr Muntu responded  said amid applause.