KAMPALA: With the political temperature in Uganda rising to higher levels as as rival political parties enter an aggressive campaign for January 2021 nears. National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential flag bearer and incumbent president Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called it quits and suspended his ongoing campaigns citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Though a tweet he sent on his account page on Saturday, November 14, Museveni, who is among the 11 candidates in the race for the top seat has since urged his competitors to follow suit to stop endangering the lives of Ugandans.
The NRM Leader insisted the disease was very real and does not discriminate between the young and the old as it is falsely believed.
” Current circumstances (COVID-19) do not allow me to do rallies because the health of the people is a priority. Although I am campaigning, I call upon my other colleagues to desist from endangering our people no matter the reason,” said Museveni.
“This disease does not discriminate between young and old as it’s falsely believed. Therefore, the ones in charge should see to it that Ugandans’ lives are protected. COVID-19 is VERY REAL,” Museveni added.
COVID-19 cases in Uganda
On Saturday, November 14, 387 new cases were recorded raising Uganda’s cumulative number of cases to 15,789. So far, Uganda has recorded 144 deaths and 8, 038 recoveries.
New COVID-19 measures
In a separate story exclusive to dailyexpress.co.ug, Museveni banned presidential candidates from addressing their supporters from their vehicle’s roofs, instead, he directed them to address them inside their cars.
The president also directed the social gatherings to be limited to only 200 people. The head of state implored all the candidates to focus on conducting their campaigns on radio and TV.