We shall not halt our party national tour -Kyagulanyi

In Summary
  • We shall not stop.
  • Police bans NUP mobilisation activities 
NUP's President Kyagulanyi Robert during Kasana - Luweero gathering

The National Unity Platform-NUP Party President, Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu is not considering halting his Party National Tour despite police ban.

Addressing the news conference at Kamwokya NUP based office on Thursday 14th Sept, Kyagulanyi vowed to continue with his countrywide mobilisation tours.

On Wednesday 13th Sept ,the police issued a statement signed by the deputy Inspector General of police Tumusiime Katsigazi banning NUP’s mobilisation activities which Kyagulanyi the ban from the Uganda Police Force not legal.

According to Uganda police, Kyagulanyi is not following the guidelines agreed upon and he is also secetrian language.

In his reaction Kyagulanyi noted that police have no right to grant or deny permission to anybody to assemble publicly.

Kyagulanyi noted that in their communication, NUP was not seeking permission like police said in the issuance but were simply informing them about their country wide activities as prescribed by law. 

According to Kyagulanyi it was disturbing that Katsigizi’s statement looked like a statement from an NRM supporter , yet the police must be neutral in political space.

In the police statement, Katsigazi noted that as security agency they can’t allow NUP activities to continue.

The statement point out that on during his address in the Kasana, Luweero district, last week Kyagulanyi allegedly attacked President Yoweri Museveni and threatened to overthrow an elected government.

Kyagulanyi said if he broke any law, let the police take him to court.

The police statement also hinted that Kyagulanyi’s life and that of his supporters might be in danger due to the recent bomb scares. 

The NUP National Tour that stated last month on 28th with Mbarara has seen Kyagulanyi visiting areas like Mayuge, Kasese, Busia, Mbale, Hoima, Kabale, Arua, Luweero and according to him, he is yet to announce more areas he is going to visit.