Presidential Candidate, John Katumba Fails to Turnup for Campaign in Nwoya
Residents of Nwoya were left disappointed yesterday after independent Presidential candidate and the youngest candidate in the race, John Katumba failed to turn up for his campaigns in the District.
Residents said they had waited eagerly to see a 24-year-old running for presidency all to wait in vain.
According to the campaign schedule drawn by the Electoral Commission, Katumba was scheduled to campaign in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts before proceeding to Nwoya. Several residents who included boda-boda riders and market vendors waited on the roads, to have a glimpse of a 24-year-old, seeking to unseat president Yoweri Museveni.
Katumba’s aide, Silas Wanjala told Nettech Media 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.
He explained during a phone interview that once elected, his government will build more schools, health centers and an Urban City for the Acholi community.