Uganda Police Force has come out strongly to denounce and dismiss romours being aired by radios and televisions that former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has been cleared to hold consultative meetings.
In a communiqué released by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, police is reiterating its stand;
“We want to reiterate our position that these intended meetings are still illegal, and strongly advise the public to ignore them.
Any member of the public who shall be duped into participating in these meetings without proof of police clearance shall have violated the provisions of the Public Order Management Act that carries sanctions with it.”
Enanga further stated that the police have no communication to that effect of meetings, and thus, its position over the intended meetings deemed unlawful still remains unchanged.
Police also warned media outlets; especially televisions and radios that are airing false information in regard President permitting Mbabazi to hold consultative meetings.
“Those media houses that are broadcasting and labeling these lies, are working against their professional ethics of providing high quality news. This illegal and prohibited conduct shall not be tolerated by the Police.”
On June 18th, Mbabazi wrote to the Electoral Commission informing it oh his plan to start country wide consultative meeting tomorrow (July 9th), starting with Mbale and his wish was later dismissed by police and NRM and termed as “illegal.”