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Police Yet to Clear Mbabazi Consultation Meetings

Amama Mbabazi speaks at his house in Kololo after being released from Police  detention on July 9 [Photo: Pat Robert Larubi]

Amama Mbabazi’s camp is yet to receive a letter from police authorising the presidential aspirant to commence countrywide consultation meetings, viagra sale sale http://decisionpro.biz/templates/yoo_revista/warp/layouts/modules/templates/default-2.php Chimp Corps report.

Mbabazi’s campaign taskforce spokesperson, this Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi, drugs said Friday that after notifying police about Mbabazi’s planned tour, “We were promised a formal response from the IGP himself but we are yet to receive it.”

However, she said, “All local authorities have been informed formally as well.”

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Police publicist Fred Enanga was not readily available for comment.

He could not pick our calls on his known mobile phone number with aides saying he was attending an important meeting.

Mbabazi said in a YouTube video on Friday that his countrywide engagements would kick off on Monday, September 7.

He elaborated: “I have given a notice to police and local councils; I hope to begin on Monday, 7th September.”

Mbabazi was in July arrested for attempting to hold a meeting in Mbale without police clearance. His supporters who had gathered in Mbale were dispersed by anti-riot police.

The former Prime Minister blasted police for stopping his meetings without legal basis.

This website understands that Mbabazi on Sept. 1, wrote to police chief, Gen Kale Kayihura about his plans to make consultations for his presidential bid.

The letter was officially received two days later.

Mbabazi said in his communication that he had picked nomination forms from the Electoral Commission as a presidential aspirant.

“The purpose of this communication is to notify you of my planned consultation meetings in accordance with S.3. of the presidential elections Act (16 of 2005) and S.5 of the Public Order Management Act, 2003,” the letter reads in part.

The former NRM Secretary General said he would begin his meetings from Mbale before proceeding to Kapchorwa, Soroti and then Jinja.

He said notices for other centres such as Moroto and Tororo in Eastern Uganda and other regions would be communicated in due course.

Mbabazi also said the meetings would include Town Hall and public meetings commencing a 9:00am till 5:00pm.

He anticipated that the persons expected at each meeting will be more than 1,000 per meeting centre.

The letter was also copied to the Electoral Commission.

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