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State House Accuses Opposition of Doctoring Photos to Show Museveni Shunned by Rukungiri People

Rukungiri People Shun Museveni

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Members of the opposition earlier on Friday published photos showing Rukungiri people shunning Museveni’s event at which he opened a village bank in Nyakagyeme subcounty.

“In Rukungiri town, People have closed their shops and disappeared,” claimed Ingrid Turinawe, an opposition FDC party mobiliser.

“He tried to come out of the car through open roof in order to attract them come back and wave him without success.”

According to Turinawe, Museveni told those who came to the event: “”I know you are FDC but it will not help you at all.”

“I am here doing my job but if you stay in FDC, you will keep poor.”

STATE HOUSE RESPONDS: OPPOSITION DOCTORED MUSEVENI RUKUNGIRI EVENT

Museveni’s senior press secretary Don Wanyama says “the desperate Opposition” was “spreading manipulated photos of Museveni¬†reportedly in Rukungiri”.

Wanyama then shared photos he said were taken at the Rukungiri event.

Here Museveni donated Shs 110m to five local Saccos, including those of the boda boda riders and matooke sellers.

WAR OF PHOTOS

Opposition Photos

Museveni reportedly addressing the people of Rukungiri. Photo by opposition members.
Museveni reportedly addressing the people of Rukungiri. Photo by opposition members.
Museveni reportedly addressing the people of Rukungiri. Photo by opposition activists.
Museveni reportedly addressing the people of Rukungiri. Photo by opposition activists.

State House Photos

The people that listened to Museveni's poverty eradication message. PPU Photo
Rukungiri people listen to Museveni. PPU Photo

 

The people that listened to Museveni's poverty eradication message. PPU Photo
The people that listened to Museveni’s poverty eradication message. PPU Photo

Museveni’s four-time presidential challenger Dr Kizza Besigye comes from Rukungiri.

The opposition believes some Ugandans are not comfortable with Museveni over age limit removal.

On Tuesday, Museveni told Jinja East voters to elect sleeping or sick NRM MPs instead of active opposition legislators.

On Thursday, Museveni’s candidate, Igeme Nabeta, lost to FDC’s Mwiru.

Ahead of the poll, Mwiru said the Jinja East byelection was a referendum on age limit.

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