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Police to Lead Presidential Aspirants from Set Off to Nomination Venue

In the letter, Ochola informs the candidates that they will be picked by police and escorted with lead cars to ensure that their travel is not disrupted. “You will be escorted by Uganda Police Force with a lead traffic vehicle/motorcycle to nomination venue with your team as per Electoral Commission guidelines,” reads Ochola’s letter.
01 Nov 2020 22:46
IGP letter to FDC aspirant
All presidential aspirants will be escorted by the Police Personnel from their intended set-off venues to the nomination centre at Kyambogo University. This is according to letters sent by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola to all persons who have been cleared for nomination.

In the letter, Ochola informs the candidates that they will be picked by police and escorted with lead cars to ensure that their travel is not disrupted.  “You will be escorted by Uganda Police Force with a lead traffic vehicle/motorcycle to nomination venue with your team as per Electoral Commission guidelines,” reads Ochola’s letter.

At least 10 aspirants are expected to be nominated tomorrow, Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3, to participate in 2021 presidential race. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni will be the first to be nominated at Kyambogo Cricket ground at 10 a.m, followed by former security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, at 1 p.m.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that aspirants will be picked alongside their entourage to the nomination centre as recommended by the Electoral Commission.

Ochola also reminded aspirants to ensure that they follow the routes that have been reserved by police from their set off centres up to nomination venue.  “Uganda Police Force has made traffic plan for nomination day exercise. This is meant to enable you travel to and from nomination venue,” Ochola adds.

This comes hours after Ochola through operations director AIGP Edward Ochom, warned aspirants against causing chaos before, during and after nomination exercise. Ochola said joint security teams have been deployed to ensure no incidents of criminality and violence occur, as aspirants head or return from nomination centre. 

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