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FDC cautions police against interfering with their campaigns

Forum for Democratic Change Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda addresses media at FDC headquarters in Najanankumbi on Monday (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has on September 9 cautioned Police as an institution and individual police officers against continued disruption of their activities.

While addressing the press at FDC headquarters in Najanankumbi, the party Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said police has continuously disrupted their activities even when they inform the law enforcement body in time.

“On Saturday Police violently dispersed our public rally in Mbale arresting the FDC President Hon. Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat and a number of our supporters. We had just concluded a meeting with FDC leaders in the area,” he said.

He added that, “Interestingly the same Police which we dully informed about these activities as the law requires, didn’t interfere with our Wednesday, Thursday and Friday meetings and rallies in Kasilo, Soroti and Kumi.”

According to Mr Ssemujju, the reason Mbale was disrupted was to kill the momentum they had gained after the Teso activities.

He further emphasized that as announced earlier, they will continue with their programme with or without Police clearance.

“This week, the FDC will be in Hoima to campaign for our Woman MP candidate Ms. Nyakato Asinansi Kamanda. And we will thereafter move to Kaabong in Karamoja where we are tussling it out with NRM for the district Woman MP,” Ssemujju noted.

He said all democracy seeking forces have been invited to join us in these campaigns and Police should be aware.

“While we will be glad to issue the said letters to all our colleagues who want to join us in these campaigns, we again want to caution Police against interfering with our campaign. In fact this is the first time that Police is asking for such letters,” he said.

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