By Benjamin Jumbe
President Museveni has confirmed Government’s shutdown of social media platforms like Facebook ahead of Thursday’s poll.
Addressing the nation last evening, Museveni said he directed the shut down after Facebook blocked accounts of NRM message Senders.
He described this as arrogance which could not be tolerated maintaining that if the platform is to operate in Uganda, it should be enjoyed equitably by all.
On Monday Facebook however said it closed social media pages of the NRM bloggers because it found them seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of election
President Museveni has also rallied all Ugandans of voting age to turn up in big numbers tomorrow and exercise their constitutional right to vote.
This comes just hours to the general polls where Ugandans will be voting for president, directly elected Mp and district woman representatives.
Addressing the Nation last evening, Museveni further used the opportunity to reechoe his caution against vote rigging, violence and intimidation.
Museveni also asked the electoral commission not to allow voting at polling stations where the Biometric Voter Verification machine is not used.