Police moves to halt FDC’s Besigye Welcome Procession on Thursday
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Uganda police force have vowed to halt the procession of FDC supporters as they welcome their leader Dr. Kizza Besigye who will be returning to the country on Thursday this week.
While addressing the media on Monday at Naguru, the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi said that they got information that some people are organizing groups to engage in illegal processions along Entebbe road but will not be allowed to go on.
“We can’t allow anybody assemble along Entebbe highway to disrupt peace. Whoever continues with the alleged procession will not be allowed to see the light of the day,” Kaweesi threatened.
He said that according to the law, no procession is allowed along major highways as it can disrupt traffic flow adding the opposition party ought to seek guidance from police on how to do their activities.
“They should have requested for permission from police. But even then, we will not allow them hold a procession along the way considering what transpired some time back. ”
“Anybody who organizes it should follow the law or else it is illegal and we shall stop it before it matures and prosecute whoever is involved,” He added.
The FDC party spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, confirmed the preparations to have a warm reception for Besigye and said they had written to police on September 23, but they have however not got any response since then.
He explained that Besigye’s homecoming party is special because they will be welcoming him from the Diaspora where he was able to spread the gospel of change to Ugandans abroad.