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Police Blocks FDC’s Kigezi Conference

Police have stopped the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) from holding its organized conference for the Kigezi sub region in south western Uganda.

The conference was scheduled for today Thursday in Hamurwa Town Council after which a rally was to be held at Bubare playground in Rubanda district.

According to a letter dated 15th March 2019 addressed to the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, the two functions are aimed at selling FDC party cards, receiving new entrants, launching grass-root mobilization committee and launching tree planting campaigns in Kigezi sub region.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Police Spokesperson told our reporter that police would not allow the opposition party leaders and supporters to conduct these activities in the region without clearance from the IGP.

Maate confirmed the Party indeed wrote to the IGP seeking permission but says this was never granted.

Dr. Joseph Tindyebwa, the FDC Deputy National Secretary General in Charge of Policy and Research says they notified police about their lawful peaceful gathering in time and wonders why police has stopped them.

Tindyebwa however, says they party will carry on with the meeting today.

The meeting is expected to be graced by former Presidential candidate Col Kizza Besigye as well as FDC President Patrick Oboi.

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