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EXCLUSIVE: Cabinet Meets Over Besigye House Arrest

sales http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/tonesque.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Inside sources told Chimpreports, approved http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-stats.php the meeting held atstore sans-serif; color: #222222;”> the Prime Minister’s office opposite Parliament “was aimed at exchanging views over the continued deployment at Dr. Besigye’s home and the occasional preventive arrests always effected on some opposition leaders”.

Sources who asked for anonymity, confirmed that the government is interested in reviving a dialogue with the opposition through Interparty Plat for Dialogue (IPOD) due to negative publicity for government and increased criticism for abuse of human rights.

“The use of force by our agents, mainly police, is worsening things and we are hoping to talk with opposition through IPOD. We hope this shall deliver a different result,” a source said.

Details of the Cabient proceedings remain unclear but the resolutions will be seen by Police’s future conduct in dealing with Besigye and Lukwago.

Members who attended the meeting include Mbabazi, Internal Affairs minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima and his deputy James Baba, Defence minister Crispus Kiyonga, Security minister Muruli Mukasa and the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura.

When contacted on phone, Premier Mbabazi confirmed to Chimpreports that indeed they “had a meeting intended to see how best we can handle our differences with opposition” but quickly added that “it is a normal and usual meeting not a special one”.

Mbabazi who is also the leader of government business in Parliament is supposed to make a statement on the floor of Parliament on Thursday concerning police continued deployment at the residences of the two opposition leaders.

Mbabazi also told Parliament on Wednesday that he “has been holding talks with the leader of opposition in Parliament, Nandala Mafabi, on many issues including the case of Besigye”.

MPs Mafabi, Alice Alaso, MPs Wafula Oguttu, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Roland Kagyinda on Wednesday visited Besigye at his residence in Kasangati, Wakiso District.

Besigye said in a brief statement that the MPs “have confirmed that the 24 hour illegal Police siege continues.”

Armed with photos, Besigye noted “The second exit from my home is still blocked by Police Patrol vehicle. Many policemen still deployed all around my home. We shall overcome.”

He added: “The main driveway to my residence is blocked by police patrol vehicle and van. Total blockade has lasted one week now. We shall overcome.”

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