Security Personnel Occupy Kakindu Stadium

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Abubaker Maganda, the Jinja FDC chairperson told Nyabongo that they had booked the stadium for a consultative meeting but his pleas fell on deaf ears.

Security personnel from Uganda Police, Prisons and Private firms have occupied Kakindu stadium in Jinja town, the main venue of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party consultative meeting.


 
 
The security personnel stormed Kakindu stadium this morning led by Edgar Nyabongo, the Kiira Zone Regional Police Commander and condoned it off.
 

 
They dispersed the Jinja FDC officials led by their chairperson Abubaker Maganda, Mubarak Kirinda, Meddy Mbentyo, Hussein Tenywa and Christine Abuze before they started rehearsals for a military parade in the stadium.
 
 
Abubaker Maganda, the Jinja FDC chairperson told Nyabongo that they had booked the stadium for a consultative meeting but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
 
 

Nyabongo told the FDC officials that they will not allow the consultative meeting to take place because its organisers didn't notify Police as required under the Public Order Management Act.
 
 
 
Maganda said they had similar meetings in Iganga, Jinja and Mbale adding that Police Chief Kale Kayihura was aware of their activities. He accused Nyabongo of witch hunting the FDC party and its members as an individual because his bosses were aware of the consultative meetings.  


 
Mubarak Kirunda, the Jinja Central Division LC 3 Chairman said the military parade rehearsals were staged managed to block them from using the stadium.
 
 
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Hussein Tenywa, the Jinja Central Division FDC chairman says the decision by Police to block them is a violation of their democratic rights.
 
 
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By the time of filing this story FDC members who had turned up for the consultative meetings were hanging outside the stadium.
 
 
In July, 2015 FDC received green light from police to conduct its consultative meetings ahead of the nomination of presidential candidates in November this year.