Police allows FDC to hold flag bearer campaigns


Besigye and Muntu

Police has finally allowed Forum for Democratic Change to go on with their presidential flag bearers campaigns.

This came after a meeting between FDC party officials led by Dan Mugarura, the FDC Electoral Commission chairperson and the legal directorate of police led by deputy Inspector General of Police, Okoth Ochola on Monday morning.

Mugarura later confirmed the development saying police allowed them to proceed with their meetings as planned.

According to Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, FDC met all the legal requirements as per the Public Order Management Act but noted that candidates will have to notify district and divisional police commanders in the areas they intend to stage their rallies in advance to allow police to provide them protection.

FDC presidential flag bearer campaigns which involves former President Kizza Besigye, current president, Mugisha Muntu and a youthful Moses Byamugyisha, will kick-start tomorrow, Tuesday.


The letter clearing FDC campaigns



Only last week, Besigye was arrested with Amama Mbabazi enroute to Mbale to launch their elections campaign.

Besigye later insisted they had written to police about the meetings which police ignored.

IGP Kale Kayihura and AIGP Felix Kaweesi all accused Mbabazi and Besigye of disobeying police orders and trying to hold an illegal meeting.

This time round, we have seen the letter from police clearing opposition to continue with their campaigns.

The letter dated July 13, 2015 and signed by Okoth Ochola clears the strongest opposition political party to campaign for the next flag bearer.

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