Run-up to the Mbarara Rally of the FDC today; Muntu Rally blocked by the Calvary yesterday; the Calvary set up roadblocks in Mbarara today as a preparation for the entrance of the People’s President
This here will not be about the rally that will happen in Mbarara and the speeches. This here is about the ride into the Mbarara Rally of the FDC. As a legitimate attention to how the Police is interfering the democratic and freedoms of a political party during pre-election times. As we see and as I discussed yesterday about the fear Ofwono Opondo spread, shows that it is the Police that creates issues, not the citizens celebrating and greeting Dr. Kizza Besigye, it is the Police that shuts down Kisoro rally for Muntu and putting up roadblocks for today’s Mbarara Rallies!
Mugisha Muntu’s rallies in Kisoro yesterday:
Whereas Besigye was in Rukungiri, Rt. Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu was in Kisoro covering areas that were not covered by Beesigye in Novemeber when he visited. Police attempted to block the FDC party president but people were equally so many to quickly be frightened. It ended with that the Police denied FDC s Mugisha Muntu to hold a campaign rally at Mayor’s Gardens in Kisoro municipality.
Reason why the DPC blocked the venue for Muntu:
FDC Party president was accompanying innocent one contesting for councillorship on FDC ticket in central division of Kisoro municipality. his was after the candidate had paid for the venue but was later locked out of it because they suspected Mugisha Muntu to be canvasing votes for Dr. Kizza Besigye. All efforts by Gen. Mugisha Muntu struggling with the district DPC to access the venue were futile because DPC saw the truth but later feared to lose his job. Meanwhile each Ugandan village is to receive 250,000/= to bribe people for NRM votes.
Police Warning ahead of the Mbarara Rally today:
“With 15 days to the General Election, FDC’s presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has now traversed 102 districts and has 10 more to go. As Besigye campaigns in Mbarara today, Police in Mbarara has emphasized that they will not tolerate any kid of hooliganism. Mbarara district police commander Jaffar Magyezi said those caught in acts of hooliganism will be dealt with accordingly” (91.2 Crooze FM, 02.02.2016).
This here was the people before the FDC rally in Mbarara. Take a look how the have made the city blue before Dr. Kizza Beisgye and the FDC Campaign Convoy starting.
As the Campaign Convoy was travelling:
Mbarara police is proving to be the most notorious in western Uganda. The two pick up police following Dr.Kizza Besigye’s convoy are interfering with the convoy. Wrecklesdly driving, blocking some cars in the convoy from following Dr. Kizza Besigye… Despite efforts by KB’s security to explain why police is not allowed to move in the middle of Kizza Besigye’s convoy, police led by one Magezi remained defiant. But the Mbarara boys later showed police what they are; on the way to Kabindi on Mbarara Ibanda road, the boys stopped police and confronted police with sticks which forced police to leave the convoy.
At the Boma Grounds an hours before the rally happening are covered with Mbarara Prison Guards guarding the place and the venue. The public have warned them for interrupting the rally desists from creating chaos. DPC of Mbarara Jaffar Magezi must have been busy ordering his men around today and yesterday.
On the road into the Mbarara town, there are a 15 kilometer long traffic jam; called the Blue FDC Campaign Convoy with Anti-Riot Police in between the FDC supporters, Dr. Kizza Besigye and all the boda-boda drivers. As the Convoy into town is coming, the Police had put into place roadblocks for them. These had to move as the public together with FDC was coming into town.
This is enough and shows the magnitude of Dr. Kizza Besigye’s momentum right now. Peace.
How Boma grounds in Mbarara look like before Dr. kizza Besigye arrives: