KAMPALA — Electoral Commission has asked Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to desist from holding public rallies and processions in his countrywide consultations ahead of 2021 elections.
In a letter allowing Bobi Wine to go ahead with his consultations, EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama said that the meetings must be held in secluded places.
“We urge you to desist from holding rallies, campaigns and carrying out processions on public roads under the guise of conducting consultative meetings as this would totally be contrary to the objectives of consultations envisaged under section three of the Presidential Elections Act of 2005,” the letter reads in part.
“When you consult, you convene a meeting in a secluded place. It does not mean you hold processions and public rallies,” Justice Byabakama added.
People Power spokesperson, Mr Joel Ssenyonyi said they were ready to abide by the guidelines.
“We are law abiding and we’re going to follow the law to the latter. The local authorities and police will be informed in good time such that our activities are not disrupted,” he said.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that they are ready to allow the People Power consultations as long as they abide by the public order management act.
“The provisions of the Public Order Management Act still stand. They have to inform the local authorities and police about the venue and number of people to attend their meetings,” Mr Enanga said.
Bobi Wine had earlier written to EC, saying that he wants to consult the electorate about his presidency bid.