Gulu Municipality MP In Trouble Over Museveni's Campaign Posters

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David Penyto, the Gulu Municipality MP, is in trouble for his alleged involvement in defacing Museveni's campaign posters. Okao Douglas Peter, the NRM office administrator in Gulu, says that the party has registered a case against the MP with the Electoral and Political Crimes department of the police. Okao claims that President Museveni's posters at the main roundabout in Gulu town were defaced and replaced with Penyto's posters. When Uganda Radio Network visited the roundabout, Penytoo posters were found placed on top of Museveni's posters. Last week, The Electoral Commission and the police issued a statement stating that it is illegal for a candidate to place his or her posters over those of another candidate. Martin Amoru, northern Regional Police Commander, had also earlier warned that any body found guilty of the crime, could face a one-year jail sentence. He says Penytoo has been summoned by police to record statement explaining his action. Penyto however says he was not aware that his campaign posters were pinned on top of those of President Museveni. He says that he hired some people to pin his posters and was not aware of the anomaly. He adds that he would ask the contractor to remove the posters and pin them elsewhere. A resident of Amuru was recently sentenced to one year in prison for tearing President Museveni's poster.

 

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