National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni on Sunday wound up his campaign in northern Uganda with assurance that the coming elections will be conducted without any violence.
Mr Museveni made lightning visits to Arua, Lira and concluded his rally at Kaunda Grounds in Gulu Municipality, starting at 7.30 pm and ending at about 8.30pm.
The night rally was conducted under the watchful eyes of police officers, who their boss Gen Kale Kayihura, had earlier warned FDC’s Kizza Besigye against holding night rallies while defending Mr Museveni over similar offenses.
Mr Museveni expressed delight in visiting the three districts saying he had come to hit the last nail in the election campaign.
Speaking in a mixture of English and Acholi, Mr Museveni said despite the much spoken about tension, there would be no violence after the elections.
“The NRM government was the one that brought kuc (peace). There is no way the Opposition can cause violence because they do not know how to fight, how can they? Mr Museveni said.
“The likes of Dr Besigye and his counterparts have been making a lot of nonsense lately of disturbing the country with false information, but I can assure you the country will be peaceful,” Mr Museveni added.
He said NRM stands on solid foundations of peace and unity and it’s uon those pillars that his government has been able to restore order in the country.
“We don’t condone sectarianism, ethnicity and religious discrimination, we value every one, because we believe the country belongs to each and every one irrespective of their origin,” Mr Museveni said.
It is against the Electoral Commission guidelines for any candidate to campaign afer 6pm.