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Police, Army Deploys Heavily in Lira Ahead FDC Rally

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 Party.

Police pickup patrol vehicles have been seen patrolling on major streets of Lira town.

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 on Saturday.

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 Management Act.

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 Gardens. 

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.  

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