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Bobi Wine vows to proceed with NUP campaigns despite police ban

Kampala, (UG): The Opposition National Unity Platform Principal Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine has vowed to defy police guidelines and proceed with his ongoing nationwide campaign in two weeks’ time despite the latter insisting on compliance with their directives issued earlier this week.

While addressing the media on Thursday at NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Mr Kyagulanyi said police do not have powers to ban the activities of an official political party and therefore he will not and shall never obey any illegal and emotional orders.

Additionally, Bobi advised the police to subject him to the law if he made sectarian statements.

“As a country, we must address the issues of sectarianism and tribalism. I think it is time for our country to have a frank discussion about tribalism because those who practise and promote tribalism get scared when we come out to condemn it,” Kyagulanyi noted.

Adding to this, the former Presidential Candidate said; “Leaders of this regime are the masters of tribalism, sectarianism and nepotism but they have intimidated every Ugandan not to joke about it. Ugandans should come out and close this debate by exposing tribalism and sectarian tendencies.”

Kyagulanyi’s remarks came at the backdrop of a statement from Police Spokesperson, SCP Fred Enanga who earlier on Thursday said that the NUP leader should comply with the directive, which suspended the tours following alleged sectarian statements he made in Luweero District last week.

“[Police are still gathering] the specifics of the various offences that were listed [in the Wednesday police statement] and they will be provided at the opportune time,” Enanga advised the NUP leader.

“If NUP comes up with an arrangement that follows the guidelines that were given and also remains law-abiding, consideration will be given to allow them to continue with the mobilisation tours. But if they maintain that defiance stance, we shall probably make a review and take a decision,” the police spokesperson added.

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