Uganda Police threatens to arrest opposition leader over Land campaign

By our Correspondent 
Kampala, Uganda – Uganda police has threatened to arrest former presidential aspirant, Dr. Kiiza Besigye and other opposition officials over holding campaigns they are calling “the Save Land Country wide”.
The police issued a statement on Friday saying that the rallies that were being conducted by the President Museveni’s fourth time Challenger together with other politicians were against the law.
Part of the statement said that,  in spite of the fact that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura had written to FDC advising them to comply with the provision of the law in a letter dated 1st May, the party had defiantly ignored the said advise and continued to break Public Order Management Act 2013 (POMA).

The police continued in the statement warning that the option left is to arrest them.
It also warned to the public to stay away from rallies organized by the former Forum for Democratic Change President Kizza Besigye as they blocked his meetings in Kyankwanzi.
Dr Besigye and other politicians like Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Kampala MPs Moses Kasibante, Allan Ssewanyana, Mubarak Munyagwa started the Save Land Countrywide Campaign which they say equipping the Citizens to fight for their land being grabbed by powerful people in the country and also the government that’s give it away to investors.
Responding to the police threats, Dr. Besigye said “we shall proceed to exercise our rights without fear or favour.” Besigye said.  I am not a lawyer and, I  believe the law is not written for lawyers only.

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