Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says officers from Anaka Police Station swung into action and dispersed the gathering. They also confiscated some posters belonging to Acan although no arrests were made.
Police foiled a procession by supporters
of Judith Peace Aca, an aspirant for the Nwoya District Woman Parliamentary
seat in Anaka Town Council on Wednesday afternoon.
The procession had attracted hundreds of National
Resistance Movement-NRM party members accompanied by vehicles and Boda boda
Majority of the participants in the procession were neither wearing face masks nor observing social
distancing contrary to Covid19 preventive guidelines.
The NRM members led the procession through Anaka town council
and converged at the party offices.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region
Police Spokesperson, says officers from Anaka Police Station swung into action
and dispersed the gathering and confiscated some posters belonging to Acan.
He however, says no arrests were made. Okema says police has opened inquiries vide Nwoya
SD Ref 34/12/8/2020.
Bosco Odoch Olak, the Nwoya District NRM General
Secretary, denies that Acan’s supporters had gathered at the party
He explains that the supporters had staged across
the road to receive money that was being distributed by Acan.
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Olak says Acan had gone to handover the NRM
party flag to the office since she had been the party candidate for the last
Acan hasn’t yet commented as her known mobile phone number
was turned off by the time of filing this story.
Recently, the NRM Secretary General, Justine Lumumba Kasule asked Police to breakup gatherings and meetings of NRM members flouting Covid19 preventive guidelines, saying no body is above the law.
It came after several NRM party members including ministers appeared in the media convening public gatherings and leading procession contrary to the ban on rallies and social gathering to contain the spread of Covid19.