“I have no money for fuel” – presidential candidate John Katumba urges public to help him maintain his campaign vehicle

Presidential candidate John Katumba has urged the public to come to his rescue by providing money to help him fuel his vehicle as he traverses the country in search for votes ahead of the January 2021 elections.

“I currently have little money for the campaign and am not sure how I will raise funds to fuel the car as I move across the country,” Katumba stated.

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John Katumba only recently got a Super Custom van from City Pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha which he will use during the campaigns.

“That is the start, I have given him a vehicle and some fuel. We shall see what will happen later. But at least he can start his campaign,” said Mondo.

The 24-year-old was previously walking or using boda bodas and taxis after his pleas with the Electoral Commission to allow him to use the pickup truck provided for his security detail were rejected.

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Before the October 2015 amendments of the Presidential Elections Act, Electoral Commission would provide each presidential candidate with Shs 100 million (in-kind), an official car, and double-cabin truck for their security detail.

However, the provision was scrapped on account of locking out ‘jokers’ from the presidential contest. This time around, the candidates were only given a double-cabin truck for their security detail.

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John Katumba started his campaign yesterday and was warmly welcomed in Nakasongola town where residents donated food and a total of 11,000 shillings to help him buy fuel for the car to continue with the campaigns.

 

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