John Katumba fails to show up at campaign venue, asks journalists to deliver his manifesto

Enthusiastic residents of Nwoya were left disappointed on Tuesday after independent Presidential candidate John Katumba failed to turn up for his campaigns in the District.

Several residents who included bodaboda riders and market vendors waited on the roads, to have a glimpse of a 24-year-old, seeking to unseat president Yoweri Museveni. 

Journalists from different media houses equally camped in Anaka Town Council as early as 8 a.m. to cover the youngest Presidential candidates campaigns.

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Until the close of business, there was no sign that the candidate would set foot in the area. 

Katumba’s aide, Silas Wanjala who was called for an inquiry about his whereabouts told journalists that the campaign entourage could not deliver the candidate to Nwoya due to inescapable challenges.

Katumba also confirmed that he was unable to be in Nwoya as scheduled to canvas for votes ahead of 2021 general election because of reasons he declined to disclose. 

Katumba also asked journalists to deliver his message to the people of Acholi despite his failure to physically travel to the area for campaigns.

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He explained during a phone interview that once elected, his government will build more schools, health centres and an Urban City for the Acholi community.

Source: URN