Presidential Candidate Mwesigye Suspends Campaigns due to Sickness

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Independent presidential candidate Fred Mwesigye; Courtesy Photo

Presidential candidate Fred Mwesigye has suspended his campaigns scheduled in south-western Uganda due to sickness.

Mwesigye’s media relations manager, Jackson Katende confirmed Friday (November 27, 2020), saying the presidential hopeful has returned to Kampala for medical attention.

“It is true the campaign trail has been suspended as our candidate seeks treatment in Kampala. We shall re-organise when he gets better and announce when he will return to the trail” Katende said.

Upon medical diagnosis, Katende said Mwesigye was found to have caught Typhoid and malaria+ which has costed him a whole week of his campaign time.

On Friday, Mwesigye was scheduled to tour Ibanda, Kazo as well as Kitagwenda districts as he pushes his bid for presidency. Katende says, Mwesigye was also expected to campaign in Kiruhura and Kamwenge before proceeding to Busoga region with in Jinja on Monday.

He said they are set to engage the Electoral Commission on how the tour to western Uganda can be rescheduled.

Mwesigye who has been campaigning through the media for the last two weeks had just covered the Kigezi region, including Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, and Kanungu before sickness struck. He had also campaigned in Ntungamo and Mbarara districts.

“He is currently recovering. It is most likely he (Mwesigye) will be heading to Jinja on Monday” Katende said.

With the clock ticking, the Independent presidential candidate however will need to up his game to deliver his message to 17 million-plus voters scattered across 146 districts of Uganda and probably win their support and the election.

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