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Age Limit: We Will Block The Joint Consultative Meetings By MPs- Police

 

 

 

Police in Lira have spoken against the move by MPs who had planned to jointly seek views of electorates on the contentious age limit bill seeking to remove 102(b) to allow president Museveni who will be barred from running for presidency in 2021, stand again for his seat in the next elections.

 

8 MPs from Lango last week revealed that they will be holding joint consultative meetings with the electorates starting tomorrow (Tuesday) at Lira golf course in Lira municipality.
In their schedules, they will be in Dokolo Town Council on Wednesday and travel to Otuke district for the same on Thursday.
The MPs say they will be in Oyam town council on Friday, Kole town council on Saturday and will conclude in Erute South on Sunday.

The MPs include; Felix Okot Ogong(Dokolo South), Cecilia Ogwal (Dokolo woman Mp), Jonathan Odur(Erute South).

Others; Joy Ongom( Lira woman MP), Silvia Akello(Otuke woman MP), Peter Ocen Akalo(Kole South) Charles Angiru Gutmoi(Erute North) and Santa Alum Ogwang(Oyam woman MP).

 

Speaking to journalists today at Lira Central Police Station, North Kioga region police spokesperson David Ongom Mudong said they will not allow the MPs to jointly hold the meetings following orders they received from their superiors.
Mudong explained that they received an order from their (police) headquarters not to allow MPs hold a joint consultation over the bill.

 

Joel Tubanone, the Lira District Police Commander said the MPs are allowed to consult in their constituencies, but should not be accompanied by their colleagues. He also warned against illegal processions, demonstrations which is not within the Public Order Management Act.

Mp Okot Ogong however to reacting to the warning by the police, said they will continue with the joint consultations. He said the government is deliberately trying to suppress the voices of the people by using the police to guide and dictate who should be consulted.

He added that any matter of the constitution touches every citizen hence they all should be heard citing article 1 of the constitution which says power belongs to the people.

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