RDCs sabotating NUP membership registration, says Ssenyonyi

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RDCs sabotating NUP membership registration, says Ssenyonyi
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The NUP spokesperson  Joel Ssenyonyi has warned RDCs and other security operatives against sabotaging their membership registration exercise saying this in their right as a party.

He says there have been reports of sabotage in districts of Rakai and Kiboga where their members have been stopped claiming they have not sought permission from police.

The national campaign to register party members was launched at the beginning of this month by the party president.

“Some excited RDCs are asking whether we  have permission from the police to do this work,” said Ssenyonyi.

"We don’t need permission from anybody to do this work. This is work of a political party and we are within our rights”.

However, the claimed have been termed as political by the ICT minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi who says no can one stop the party from registering members unless they conduct themselves in a manner that violates the law.

“They can conduct their exercise in accordance with the law as long as they don’t disrupt other people’s lives and the already scheduled activities like the census. Those claims are lies."

RDCs have on several occasions  been accused of interfering with activities organized  by the opposition around the country.

In April last year 11 opposition female MPs were arrested by police as they attempted to match to the Internal Affairs Ministry where they were scheduled to  petition the minister after RDCs blocked them from conducting women’s day activities in their respective districts.

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