The Deputy Inspector General of police, Maj.Gen Paul Lokech has strongly warned all the disgruntled members of the National Unity Platform party who are reportedly planning to storm the streets to demonstrate.
His message comes in just hours after NUP President Hon Kyagulanyi announced nation wide protests demanding his victory which he says was allegedly stolen away by President Museveni.
Gen Lokech said they have since yesterday had sufficient knowledge about planned riots by the opposition but said that the police is ready to make them lose the appetite.
Lokech further noted that no amount of intimidation will be overlooked by the police and that no one who tries to disturb the peace of uganda will remain untouched. Lokech adds that those who are planning to go to the streets should write their wills first before they dare.
Kyagulanyi on uesday called for nationwide demonstrations starting March 9, to protest President Yoweri Museveni’s victory.
Kyagulanyi said, the “peaceful protests” substitute earlier attempts to challenge Museveni’s win in Supreme Court.
However, Kyagulanyi instructed his lawyers to withdraw the election petition saying he was going to consult the public court, since he was ‘voted’ by the People of Uganda.
On Monday Uganda Police issued a communication through all media channels refraining Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine from planning violent protests.
“We have received information from credible sources that a section of opposition politicians are planning nationwide violent demonstrations and riots beginning with Kampala Metropolitan area tomorrow (9/3/2021).
The organisers of these illegal demonstrations are mobilising the public,” police said.