KITGUM — A hotel in Kitgum municipality in northern Uganda has cancelled a reservation booking by the People Power movement to hold their consultation meeting there next week, reports the Observer.
People Power team in Kitgum Municipality where Bobi Wine is slated to hold his presidential consultative meeting next week has confirmed.
Sebastian Ogoni, the People Power regional coordinator has told reporters that they had planned to hold the meeting on Tuesday and had already made a down payment of UGX 100,000 of the UGX 900,000 that Jaflo Garden hotel had demanded for the one-day event.
Ogoni told reporters that management has since informed them that security personnel had raided their premises and ordered them to cancel the booking.
Solomon Onono, the manager Jaflo Gardens hotel confirmed turning down the booking for fear that their business may be affected by the activities of the People Power movement.
The consultations are scheduled to start next week, Monday in Bobi Wine’s constituency and six other districts in northern Uganda.
The chairman of the Electoral commission Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi last month confirmed the clearance of three Presidential aspirants including Bobi Wine to start countrywide consultations.
However, the EC warned the aspirants to desist from turning the consultations into campaigns.
The consulting parties are also required to furnish the police with EC clearance and notification for security purposes.
William Komakech, the Kitgum resident district commissioner the planned meeting is unlawful saying case, People Power only approached the hotel and failed to notify the security teams in the district as one of the prerequisites enshrined in the Public Order Management Act (POMA).
He however denied ordering management of the hotel not to host the meeting.