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Police Grip On Opposition Infuriates Mao

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“I’m wondering why police has decided to bracket off certain individuals; they want to make it appear like police will have no problem with us provided the two are not involved.”


“Police says that wherever Col Besigye attends an event, there is chaos. That is their perception, we completely reject police choosing for us who our allies are and neither can we take advice from the police on how to speak in our meetings. Definitely, they are not more brilliant than us, they are just junior officers whose knowledge is dodging.”


Despite police’s efforts to bracket off Besigye from attending the rallies, Mao continues, the opposition still has a strong and wide coordinating team that can overcome the police interference.


Mao also rubbished all claims by the police that the opposition has continuously broken the Public Management Law saying, the law is still a bill because they have never received statutory instruments from the Minister of Internal Affairs that gazettes them from what they have to talk about.


“This is becoming a constitutional challenge.”


He added: “Even if they gazette or issue the statutory instrument, they still have to first lay the law to Parliament before it becomes effective and conform to the constitution.”


He further blamed the police for putting the law aside and deciding to act with extreme “prejudice” saying, that police is turning away from their “regulatory role” to “prohibiting action” by deciding to prohibit them from staging their meetings.


“Their duty is to keep law and order but not to regulate them because the body that is supposed to regulate them is the electoral commission and not police.”


“Police is not the most qualified in advising us, they have no right to regulate us on what we have to discuss in our meetings, they should even stop asking us why we talk about President Museveni and stop questioning us why we denounce the law, the offense is breaking the law, but not disagreeing with the law.”

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