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POLICE STOPS FDC CHAIRMAN BIRIGWA’S DELEGATES’ CONFERENCE

The Uganda Police Force has dismissed the request by the national chairman of Forum for Democratic Party (FDC), Wasswa Birigwa, to host an extraordinary delegates’ conference saying that said activity is not known by the party secretary general and is therefore likely to cause confusion and chaos among the population.

In a response statement to Birigwa, signed by John Nuwagira on behalf of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), said they would not provide security as requested by the applicant until the party leadership agrees on the conference.

The September 13th police letter to Birigwa says that even though they have received his application, they equally in receipt of another communication from the Secretary General, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Nandala Mafabi denying any knowledge of such a meeting and complaining that, if it were to take place, it would be in direct contravention of the party constitution and an illegality.

Police further urged Bigrigwa to reconcile the party position or seek resolution from the courts of law to avoid likely open conflict and possible clashes.

Last month, Birigwa announced an extra-ordinary national delegates’ conference of all party delegates from various parts of the country.

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