NUP plans Mukono rally following agreement with Police

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NUP plans Mukono rally following agreement with Police
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NATIONAL | The National Unity Platform (NUP) is set to hold a rally in Mukono and another in Masaka following a pivotal meeting with the Police on Monday. 

The meeting, held at Police headquarters in Naguru aimed to address standoff between NUP and law enforcement during political gatherings.

Joel Ssenyonyi, NUP's spokesperson, alongside secretary-general Lewis Rubongoya, presented evidence of other parties, like the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), holding rallies without obstruction.

They argued that NUP has faced unjustifiable interference, including the arrest of supporters and disrupted events.

"The idea of banning our activities has no place in the law, and we have agreed on that," Ssenyonyi stated.

He expressed hope that the recent accord with the police would lead to uninterrupted tours across the country.

"Our activities continue. Tomorrow we shall be in Mukono, then Masaka before heading to Bukomansimbi," said Ssenyonyi.

The police have agreed to provide NUP with guidelines for organizing their events and to acknowledge receipt of NUP’s notifications.

These notifications will then be communicated to district police commanders, aiming to prevent future rejections and disruptions.

Rubongoya pointed out previous instances where district police commanders rejected their notifications, but he remains hopeful this practice will end.

He also raised concerns about the selective enforcement of laws against NUP, contrasting it with the freedom other parties enjoy in mobilizing supporters.

NUP national mobiliser Nyanzi Ssentamu mentioned that the party would reschedule and announce new dates for previously disrupted meetings.

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