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Francis Muganga, the People Power Legal Officer in Eastern Uganda complained about the lack of a leveled political playing ground since their counterparts in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party are holding meetings freely.
Security personnel deployed outside Hon. Paul Mwiru's home.

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Police have used teargas to disperse People Power supporters from the home of Jinja East Member of Parliament, Paul Mwiru in Jinja City.  

A combined team of Police and UPDF officers deployed around Mwiru’s home in Walukuba East parish this morning after People power supporters started converging there.    

Police used teargas to disperse the activists who had resolved to hold a meeting outside the house to discuss ways of harmonizing with their colleagues who are aspiring for the same positions.

Shamirah Khani, a People power activist from Bugembe town council, says she had gone to Mwiru’s home to submit her academic documents and nomination forms to their leaders for perusal. 

She however, says police blocked her from entering the premises.

  

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Walter Lubega, a member of the People Power Election Management Committee accuses police of depriving them of ample political space to freely engage their aspirants.

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Francis Muganga, the People Power Legal Officer in Eastern Uganda complained about the lack of a leveled political playing ground since  their counterparts in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party are holding meetings freely.

He said the heavy deployed frustrated their closed door meetings.    

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However, Ahmed Hasunira, the Commander Jinja Central Police Station, says the People Power activists contravened the Health Ministry Covid19 preventive guidelines such as social distancing and hand washing prompting police to disperse them.

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