By; Olivia Nabaggala
13th Jan. 2020
The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC has vowed to defy all restrictions imposed on them by the police ahead of their countrywide celebrations of 15 years of existence as a political party.
Speaking to the press at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi the party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat revealed that they are beginning their regional celebrations 20th this month starting with the central and Eastern regions of Uganda aimed at galvanizing support and creating awareness among members.
They are also to use it as an opportunity to sensitise those who would love to stand for any elective position on the FDC ticket come 2021 general elections.
He however revealed that although police has already allowed there are unnecessary restrictions which they are not ready to follow because they are against their inherent rights.
According to the letter from the police signed by Asuman Mugenyi on behalf of the inspector general of police to FDC, they have to adhere to some restrictions such as following the provision of the public Order management especially section 5, that insists on holding meetings indoor, provide consent to use the venue from the management, no procession to and from the venue, the anniversary must be limited to only party members an should not be an open political rally among others.
Oboi notes that such restrictions won’t be followed since they want to use these celebrations to mobilise support for the party.