Without divulging more details, Ongom, says that they are not aware of any FDC public rally in the town on Saturday.
Anti-riot police and
Uganda People's Defense Force Soldiers have been deployed heavily in Lira town
ahead of the public rally organized by the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC
Police pickup patrol vehicles have been seen patrolling on major streets of
David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson said the
deployment is normal and it's in line with police duties.
Without divulging more
details, Ongom, says that they are not aware of any FDC public rally in the town
According to Ongom, police has not been informed of the rally but their
deployment is to avert any possible illegal gathering as per the Public Order
Ogongson Otyama Ogong, the Lira District FDC Party Chairperson said they informed
the Inspector General of Police about their planned public rally in the town.
Otyama claimed both Lira DPC George Obia and North Kyoga Regional Police
Commander, Peter Nkulega have denied receiving any communication from the
office of the Inspector General of Police authorizing their rally.
He said the rally is part of the wider activities being undertaken by the FDC
party to conduct recruitment of new party members.
The former FDC Presidential Candidate, Kizza Besigye is expected to meet FDC Party
leaders of the region then later address the public rally at the Mayor’s
Geoffrey Okello, an FDC die-hard supporter questioned why Police has also
blocked them from holding radio talk shows.
On Friday, Police in Kitgum blocked FDC Party activities saying they are illegal.