Uganda police Spokesperson Fred Enanga has warned political aspirants who lost in the recent and various ongoing party primaries against inciting violence among their supporters.
Speaking to journalists on Monday at the Uganda Media Centre, Enanga noted that police are getting these reports from across the country within all political parties.
“Our intelligence is closely monitoring the plans of some of the disgruntled politicians who didn’t win during the party primaries and nominations. Some of them have started inciting their supporters to engage in acts of violence,” Enanga said.
“We want to take this opportunity to warn them because violence has no place in the election process. If you believe that you have a lot of supporters, then you can choose to stand as independent,” he added.
Enanga also noted that even aspirants who won are violating the standard operating procedures and they should stand warned.
“These ones have started holding parties within their residents and in the process they violate the SOPs,” Enanga said.
In the same vein, Enanga asked political candidates to be cautious while pinning their posters on the street poles as some obstruct the security cameras.
“From our CCTV monitoring centers, we are getting complaints from candidates who put up their banners and posters that are too big and they end up covering police CCTV cameras. Work with the municipal authorities to ensure that the posters are put in places which won’t interrupt other activities because security is a priority,” he urged.