Makerere graduate Katumba denies dropping out of the presidential race

Makerere fresh graduate John Katumba, who is the youngest presidential candidate has dismissed reports that he has withdrawn from the race, as indicated by social media posts and blogs.

Social media reports had claimed that the candidate has been offered a lucrative job in the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA, forcing him to abandon his presidential ambitions after just a few days on the trail.

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But both Katumba and NIRA have dismissed this as a falsehood.

According to the official NIRA communication handles, the presidential candidate had gone to pick his National Identity Card from their offices in Ntinda, and his presence there had nothing to do with a job offer.

Katumba who is currently fighting to convince Ugandans that he is serious about his presidential bid has been a victim of fake news with many people trying to portray him as a joker, a puppet, and clown.

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But, the candidate and his team have overtime downplayed the posts as they conduct their campaigns in several districts and on different media platforms.

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