Police waits for Besigye in Bugiri


Police waiting for Besigye in eastern Uganda

Police is already deployed in Bugiri town in eastern Uganda ahead of Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye’s rally.

In a social media message Wednesday morning, Besigye informed his democratic forces that their planned political mobilization activities in Eastern Uganda start today.

“We will open FDC offices in Bugiri town,” he said.

This will be followed by a rally in Bugiri town, Taxi Park at 11am.

Besigye’s team will then head to Tororo to address a rally at a Children’s Park at 3pm.

The party will use the opportunity to mobilise, recruit, interact and galvanise supporters “to regain their power and invoke their self-belief to pursue and achieve our goal of political change”.

This, according to FDC officials, is in line with the party’s elections roadmap.

Police is already in motion ahead of the event.

The first police road block was seen at Nakalama in Iganga district.


Police road block

The last time Besigye tried to travel to Jinja town for a rally, he was arrested and detained at Naggalama police station in Mukono.

FDC party spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda, was also arrested and charged with disobeying police orders.

Police later circulated a letter written to FDC’s Secretary General, Nandala Mafabi, by Kale Kayihura explaining why their rally was blocked.

Kayihura quote the electoral commission saying presidential aspirants were barred from holding rallies and public meetings until they are nominated.

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