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.
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
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
He said the heavy
deployed frustrated their closed door meetings.
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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.