President Museveni has admitted that the government ordered for the shutdown of social media platforms in Uganda, a few days to the 2021 polls.
Addressing the nation last night, the President explained that he was irked by the recent blocking of government officials and NRM supporters by Facebook, adding that in retaliation, he directed the shutdown of social media platforms.
He says this is unfortunate but it is unavoidable, adding that there is no way anybody can play around with Uganda and decide who is good and who is bad.
Several social media users yesterday morning complained of slow internet and social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Whats App.
The President 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.
President Museveni has also rallied all Ugandans of voting age to turn up in big numbers tomorrow and exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Many have since resorted to Virtual Private Networks, commonly known as VPN to go about the problem.