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Mao Speaks Out As Teargas Rocks Soroti

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adiposity geneva; color: #222222;”>Led by UPC party president, Amb Olara Otunnu, opposition activists took the campaign to Soroti yesterday which cut through to today, Sunday before police pounced on them.


We are still waiting for more developments.


Meanwhile, DP party president, Norbert Mao has condemned the police for continuing to go against their word and arresting people who inform them prior the rallies.


Here is Mao’s statement:


Our program for public education on free and fair elections for Tororo, Mbale and Soroti was communicated to the police over two weeks ago. Despite hurdles we have held meetings in Makerere, Jinja, Masaka, Bushenyi and Tororo.


We have complied fully with all legal requirements regarding public gatherings.


What the police did in Mbale to block us from accessing the venue and to fire live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at us was illegal and uncalled for.


We are simply carrying out a campaign for free and fair elections.


I guess the NRM machine has now decided that we should be stopped.


But we will not relent. We will not stop. We will keep going. So why the escalated hostility?


Let Mahatma Gandhi speak for us: FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU, THEN THEY LAUGH AT YOU, THEN THEY FIGHT YOU, THEN YOU WIN.


They have ignored us, laughed at us and now they are fighting us.


Victory is surely at hand.

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