On Friday afternoon, FDC youth activist, Moses Byamugyisha, said police had cordoned-off the MPK graphics at Nasser road and confiscated all FDC manifestos.
However, Kampala Metropolitan, Public Relations Officer, SP Onyango Patrick, issued a statement denying the seizure of FDC manifestos.
Onyango acknowledged that at around 01:00 pm, their officers at Central Police Station Kampala received information that there were materials that were being printed at one of the printing houses along Nasser Road in Kampala that were intended to be “used to disrupt campaigns and the Presidential debate today at Serena Conference Center”.
“Officers on receiving this information went to MPK printery and cross checked the materials and found that the materials were genuine FDC Manifesto,” he said.
Onyango insisted that their officers immediately withdrew and left the place without confiscating the manifestos as it is being alleged.
“We left the printing process of the manifesto to continue.”
It has become a habit of state security agencies to curtail activities of the opposition including confiscating their campaign materials.
While Besigye was campaigning in Fort Portal last year, Police raided Eden Guest House and confiscated Besigye’s campaign materials ahead of his campaign in Kabarole district.
At the start of January this year, UPDF soldier, a one Major Alice Kukundakwe, allegedly broke into FDC offices in Kiruhura district in an operation that saw Kizza Besigye’s campaign materials such as posters, T shirts, and P10 cards confiscated.