The Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, Saturday clashed with his police escorts who attempted to block him from addressing thousands of his supporters in Yumbe town.
Besigye, who is on a campaign trail of West Nile region, had a tight and tiring weekend campaign programme that took him through several places in Adjumani, Moyo and Yumbe districts.
Besigye arrived at Yumbe Boma Grounds after the official campaign hours but found thousands of his excited and expectant supporters who gathered at the grounds as early as 7:00 am waiting for him. This was Besigye's only rally in the district.
As Besigye walked to the podium to address his supporters, his police bodyguards attempted to stop him amidst protest from the crowd, some of whom hurled abuses at the policemen.
Besigye angrily brushed the escorts aside, picked the microphone and addressed the jubilant supporters for about twenty minutes.
He accused government of frustrating his campaigns with the endless court cases. He asked his supporters forgive him if he can't manage to reach them because he spends a lot of his in the court.
Besigye blamed government for the poor roads in country urging people vote Museveni out of power saying that there is nothing new Museveni will do that he has not done in twenty years.
Besigye joins two other presidential candidates to campaign after 6:00pm, the official campaign hours. On Saturday, the Democratic Party presidential candidate, John Ssebaana Kizito in Masaka town campaigned from 6.10pm to 7.15pm, exceeding the official time by over a full hour.
Recently, President Yoweri Museveni addressed his supporters after 7:00pm in Mityana.
According to the Electoral Commission campaign guidelines, candidates are supposed to stop campaigning at exactly 6.00pm.