NUP candidate withdraws from Kumi county race and joins NRM following death threats

Capt. Mike Mukula unveils Twalib Osama
Capt. Mike Mukula unveils Twalib Osama with an NRM shirt. Courtesy Photo

Kumi, Uganda | URN | The National Unity Platform [NUP] Kumi county parliamentary candidate, Twalib Osama has dropped from the race.

Osama who has joined the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] party says he made the decision after receiving several death threats from unknown people.

He claims that his family became concerned and asked him to withdraw from the race to save his life and family. According to Osama, he chose to join NRM to secure his life and the entire family.

Capt. Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice chairman for Eastern Uganda who paraded Osama before journalists in Soroti on Saturday 12, December 2020 said that he made a wise decision.

Capt. Mukula said that Osama will now join the big team to canvass votes for President Yoweri Museveni and all other NRM candidates in Kumi.

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Osama was competing with six others including FDC’s Sam Emorut, DP’s John Charles Ilakut, NRM’s Sidronius Okaasai Opolot and three independents, Simon Peter Obilan, Godfrey Obore and Solomon Opio. Osama and Martin Imalingat of Kumi Municipality were the only NUP candidates in Kumi district.