Sheema Municipality Parliamentary candidate Mr. Dicksons Kateshumbwa aka Katesh has denied having a knowledge of procession from Mbarara to Kabwohe.
While reacting to reports connecting him to the procession, Kateshumbwa said his only after nomination was to meet his campaign team at his country home only to be surprised by his supporters at Mbarara City who escorted him to Sheema Municipality. Below is his full statement on the matter;
The Mbarara Sheema procession widely circulated on various platforms on social media was not organised by me. After my successful nomination in Kampala my plan was to meet my campaign team at my country home in Kabwohe only to be surprised by my supporters near Mbarara City and escorted me to Sheema Municipality. The police were visibly overwhelmed by the numbers and the only thing I could do was to avail face masks that I had come with for my campaign agents. It has come to my attention that my supporters action was in response to my competitors malicious propaganda where he has been assuring people of Sheema Municipality that he will block my nomination. The news of my nomination therefore caused excitement and the people decided to prepare without my knowledge the massive reception in celebration of my nomination.
I advise the general community including my supporters to follow the presidential directives and MOH guidelines on covid 19. COVID 19 is real and we must all do our part to stop its spread by wearing face masks, wash hands and practice social distancing at all times. I will do my part in the scientific campaigns to sensitise the population against COVID19.
I also advise my main competitor to desist from malicious propaganda, intimidation and illegal acts that may foment anger in Sheema Municipality. I commend the RDC, Police and other Security Services for managing the situation that has ended calmly without any incidents.
Lastly I assure the people of Sheema Municipality and the NRM members in particular to remain calm, peaceful and avoid reacting to any provocations.
Aspiring candidate Sheema Municipality (NRM)